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Qualityindex.com reveals the top 10 critically acclaimed iPhone games and apps of December 2013

Because best-selling doesn't necessarily mean best quality!


For Immediate Release

London, UK - 9th January, 2014 - Steel Media Ltd

If you were wondering what the best reviewed iPhone games and apps on the web last month were, here's the 

iPhone Quality Index

round-up for December to fill you in.

The iPhone Quality Index boasts over 250,000 scores from the world's best websites, such as  148AppsPocket Gamer, and  What's On iPhone, and uses a unique metric to create a single definitive score for each iPhone title.

Here are December 2013's top selections...

                                                                     Quality Index Top 10 iPhone games December 2013

        GAME NAME           PUBLISHER              Qi   
1   Skulls of the Shogun   17-Bit 9.1
2   Fiz: The Brewery Management Game   Bit By Bit Studios 8.9
3   Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas   Rockstar Games 8.7
4   cyro   Philipp Stollenmayer 8.6
5   The Wolf Among Us   Telltale 8.5
6   Cut the Rope 2   ZeptoLab 8.4
7   Darklings   MildMania 8.4
8   Fighting Fantasy: Island of the Lizard King   Tin Man Games 8.3
9   The Shadow Sun   Ossian Studios 8.2
10   Sky Boom Boom   ZQGame 8.2

                                                                       Quality Index  Top 10 iPhone apps to December 2013

1   John Lennon: The Bermuda Tapes   WhyHunger 10
2   Jamaroos Musical ABCs   Iggy Learning 9.8
3   Modernist Cuisine at Home   Inkling Systems 9.4
4   Almighty PHOTO   nrusoft 9.4
5   SharpScan   Pixelnetica 9.3
6   MixPal.fm Music Radio Network   (In)Touch Network 9.2
7   Brush Brush cocomong   duducs 9.2
8   Fragment   Pixite 9.0
9   Mind The Queue   78 x 36 Productions 9.0
10   Flirt & Chat with JAUMO   Jaumo 9.0

(N.B. The monthly games chart is based on titles released and reviewed in the last month. The apps chart is based on titles reviewed over the last three months. Hence, this is not a cumulative chart and earlier released titles may have higher scores.)

iPhone owners aren’t used to belated conversions. But when they’re of the quality of Skulls of the Shogun - which debuted on Windows Phone almost a year ago - we doubt they’ll mind. 17-Bit’s witty strategy game has sliced its way to the top of December’s iPhone Qi game chart. 17-Bit had to beat off strong competition from GTA: San Andreas, which is one of the biggest games in the massively popular open-world crime sim series. As it is, Rockstar’s parody of West Coast America sits comfortably at #3. While we’re on the subject of gritty adult-only games, Telltale’s The Wolf Among Us prowls menacingly in fifth place. No doubt about it: the team behind Walking Dead: The Game has crafted a fine fantasy-themed mystery noir here. Finally, Om Nom returns in Cut The Rope 2. In this long-awaited full sequel to the ZeptoLab classic, there are all-new mechanics and more physic-based conundrums.

John Lennon: The Bermuda Tapes sits atop December’s iPhone Qi app chart, a spot to which the late Beatle would have been very much accustomed. The producer of this accomplished app has gathered rare audio snippets from Lennon’s trip to Bermuda in 1980. Trailing that at #2 is Jamaroos Musical ABCs, an incredibly polished alphabet-based kiddie app from an award-winning animator. Professional voice narration and proven educational value round out this particular package. Talking of 'award-winning', the acclaimed Modernist Kitchen at Home cookbook now has an equally sharp-looking companion app. The designer of this interactive e-book utilises video and high-res photography to bring its recipes to life. Almighty PHOTO, meanwhile, is a photography app for lazy people. Want your snaps automatically sorted into appropriate folders? Done. Want your images aligned properly? Done. Want a massage? Negative.

We'll continue to provide an updated listing each and every month, together with a round-up of the year. For all the up-to-date information on which iPhone games, apps, and publishers are reviewing best, head on over to the  iPhone Quality Index  now.

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