For Immediate Release
London, UK – 3rd January 2011 – If you were wondering what the best reviewed iPhone games and apps on the web last month were, here's Steel Media's Quality index ( Qi) round-up for December to fill you in.
Aggregating the collective wisdom of the reviewers from websites such as 148Apps, Pocket Gamer, Gamezebo, IGN, and Slide to Play, these are collated together in a magical way to output a single definitive Qi score for each iPhone title.
Naturally, the Qi listings are live and subject to constant change as new releases and new credible reviews emerge, but in order to provide a regular marker of the critical zeitgeist, the site will round up the best of the iPhone games and apps released each month and provide a definitive Qi Top 10.
Here are December 2010's top selections...
Qi Top 10 iPhone games December 2010
GAME NAME PUBLISHER Qi
1 Papa Sangre Somethin' Else 9.6
2 Real Racing 2 Firemint 9.5
3 Wizard Hex Trouble Brothers 9.4
4 Infinity Blade ChAIR 9.2
5 N.O.V.A. 2 Gameloft 9.1
6 Sentinel 3: Homeworld Origin8 9.1
7 Nostradamus The Last Prophecy - Part 1 Anuman 9.1
8 Cover Orange FDG Entertainment 8.8
9 Shift! 2 Armor Games 8.8
10 Numbl - Number jumble fun Andy Wise 8.6
Qi Top 10 iPhone apps to December 2010
APP NAME PUBLISHER Qi
1 Mario Batali Cooks! High Five Labs 9.6
2 PhotoCaddy Aspyre Solutions 9.6
3 OL Officiel Mediaplazza 9.6
4 GoTasks Evgeniy Shurakov 9.5
5 ColorBlast! East Coast Pixels 9.4
6 AVPlayer ePlayWorks 9.3
7 Instagram Burbn 9.2
8 Period Tracker Lite GP Apps 9.2
9 Disneyland Paris Disneyland Paris 9.2
10 Calvetica Calendar Mysterious Trousers 9.1
(N.B. The monthly games chart is based on titles released and reviewed in the last month. The apps chart is based on titles released and reviewed over the last three months. Hence, this is not a cumulative chart and earlier released titles may have higher scores.)
A late entry onto the App Store grid this month, Papa Sangre overtook Firemint's Real Racing 2 on the home straight to be crowned Qi's top ranked game of December 2010. Another blockbuster sequel N.O.V.A. 2 went toe-to-toe and shotgun-to-sword with the incredibly hyped Infinity Blade lower down the Qi games chart, the latter coming off marginally better in the duelling review stakes.
Celebrity chef Mario Batali, meanwhile, reclaimed the #1 spot on the apps leaderboard in December, concocting a winning recipe once again for iPhone app reviewers around the web to savour. Neither Mediaplazza's PhotoCaddy nor the official Olympique Lyonnais application could find the necessary ingredients to knock the kitchen impresario off his perch, but who knows what might happen over the next four weeks?!
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 games, apps, and publishers are reviewing best, head on over to the Quality index now.
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About Steel Media
Steel Media is a leading mobile consumer technology publisher based in the UK. Headed up by Chris James and with a team boasting over 50 years of experience in consumer and contract publishing, the company currently publishes Europe's biggest mobile and handheld gaming website PocketGamer.co.uk, the leading mobile games industry portal PocketGamer.biz and consumer friendly mobile entertainment site PocketPicks.co.uk. Steel Media also runs the iPhone Alliance and Smartphone Alliance advertising networks, syndicates content to mobile operators and handset manufacturers and provides a range of editorial, design and other contract publishing services to a number of leading blue chip brands.
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