The Quality Index coined Qi for short has recently announced their final stats for 2013 and named Asphalt 8: Airborne as the best reviewed iPhone game of the year.
For those unfamiliar with Qi, it’s a database website that sends out spider-bots to crawl the World Wide Web for game and app reviews from the most reliable sources whether online or in print such as IGN, Slide to Play, Gamezebo, 148apps, and Pocket Gamer. The collected data is recorded and feed through a metric system resulting in a ‘Qi score’ which consumers can use to help decide if an app is worth purchasing or not.
Their newly released reports list the top reviewed iPhone mobile games and general apps that received extremely favorable press over the past twelve months. Below is a quick round-up of the most talked about iOS apps:
Hitting the Asphalt to Puzzle Mayhem
It wasn’t a surprise that Asphalt 8: Airborne snagged the number one spot on the countdown. Arcade racer fans were literally blown away by the authentic racing experience that Asphalt 8 brought to mobile this year.
Dungeons and Dragons fanatics expected the bar to be dropped when Playtek Inc revamped their legendary fantasy boardgame into an iOS app in D&D Lords of Waterdeep but couldn’t help but to praise the creators for making a game that was worthy of its D&D legacy.
In 2013, House on Fire’s The Silent Age transported players back to the groovy 70s for a far-out adventure and challenging puzzle games like Perfect Hit!, QuizCross, DEVICE 6, and Ending took over the app store.
And we all know that Ridiculous Fishing was … ridiculous fun.
There were a few other innovative games that caught users’ attention in the form of 4 Pics 1 Word and Tiny Games. Both took players on an interactive journey using real world themed photos or scenarios to engage. It was definitely a busy year in the mobile app industry.
(Source: Pocketgamer.biz )