It's not too hard to find the bestselling titles on the App Store, but what about the highest-quality examples?
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 October 2012's critically acclaimed selection...
Qi's Top 10 iPhone games of October 2012
|2||Need for Speed: Most Wanted||9.3||6|
|3||Fighting Fantasy: Blood of the Zombies||9.1||4|
|4||Letterpress - Word Game||9.0||7|
|5||On The Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3||9.0||3|
|6||Wimp: Who Stole My Pants? HD||9.0||3|
|10||The Last Express||8.8||11|
Qi's Top 10 iPhone apps of October 2012
|1||Video Time Capsule||10||2|
|2||My Fish Log||10||2|
|3||Retina Nature Wallpapers||10||2|
|5||Lulu Brush Time Lite||10||2|
|6||Lulu Brush Time||10||2|
|8||Contacts Guard Pro||10||2|
|10||One Kings Lane||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.)