It's not too hard to find the bestselling titles on the App Store, but what about the highest-quality examples?
The Quality Index (or Qi, for short) trawls the web for game and app reviews from the world's most respected online and print sources, including 148Apps, Pocket Gamer, iPhone Games Directory, and Indie Game Reviewer.
Qi then collates the critiques, applies a magic formula, and delivers a single definitive Qi score for each iPhone game and app.
Links to all the individual reviews are included, too, for those readers wanting more detail.
In order to provide a regular marker of the critical zeitgeist, Qi rounds up the Top 10 iPhone games and Top 10 iPhone apps released each month.
Here is May 2012's critically acclaimed selection...
Qi's Top 10 iPhone games of May 2012
|3||LostWinds 2: Winter of the Melodias||8.9||10|
|5||Shoot The Zombirds||8.7||3|
|6||N.O.V.A. 3 - Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance||8.6||17|
|8||Juggernaut: Revenge of Sovering.||8.5||6|
Qi's Top 10 iPhone apps of May 2012
|2||Curly’s pocket guide to...||10||2|
|6||LetsMapp Geo Messenger||10||2|
(N.B. The games chart is based on titles released and reviewed in the last month. The apps charts is based on titles reviewed in the last three months.
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.)