The iPad Quality Index boasts over 75,000 reviews from websites like 148Apps, Pocket Gamer, and Gamezebo, and uses a unique metric to create a single definitive score for each iPad title.
Winning the Battle
2012 was a pretty special year for iPad games, and it ended on a suitably classy note.
Topping the December iPad Qi game chart is the elegant historical war game Battle of the Bulge, which combines a turn-based simulation experience with the spirit of classic boardgames.
Not far behind in fourth place, Square Enix's Final Fantasy IV marks a sizeable step forward for the classic JRPG series. This 3D update to the 1991 classic marks the point at which Eastern role-playing games started dealing with darker themes and more complex characters.
Returning to the war theme, Atypical Games zooms into the December mayhem with Sky Gamblers: Storm Raiders, one of the most detailed 3D iPad flight sims yet.
Finally, at #9 in the chart, we have Minigore 2, the much-anticipated follow-up to the game that spawned a thousand twin-stick shooters. This one dials the monster-blasting action up to 11.
Qi's Top 10 iPad games of December 2012
|1||Battle of the Bulge||9.6||5|
|3||The Lords of Midnight||9.5||3|
|4||Final Fantasy IV||9.2||4|
|7||Sky Gamblers: Storm Raiders||9.0||9|
|9||Minigore 2: Zombies||8.7||8|
N.B. While we only display the average score to one decimal place, the list is generated to further significant figures. We just don't show them all.
And, naturally, this is a static graph based on live listings which are subject to constant change as new releases and reviews emerge.
In order to provide a regular marker of the critical zeitgeist, however, we will continue to round up the best of the iPad games released each month to provide the definitive Quality Index top ten.
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