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, Gamezebo, IGN, and Slide to Play.
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 definitive guide to the most acclaimed iPhone titles of the past year, Qi rounds up the Top 10 iPhone games and Top 10 iPhone apps in 2010.
Here is 2010’s critically acclaimed selection...
Qi’s Top 10 iPhone games of 2010
|1.||Real Racing 2||9.5||11|
|2.||Dark Nebula - Episode Two||9.3||7|
|4.||Cut the Rope||9.1||20|
|5.||Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus||9.1||15|
|6.||Space Miner: Space Ore Bust||9.1||11|
|8.||Sentinel 3: Homeworld||9.1||8|
|9.||Plants vs. Zombies||9.0||19|
Qi’s Top 10 iPhone apps of 2010
|1.||My-Cast Weather Radar||10||2|
|5.||Mario Batali Cooks!||9.6||3|
|9.||HeartWise Blood Pressure Tracker||9.5||4|
(N.B. 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.
Because we're still in beta, a couple of games released at the end of 2009 sneaked into our original list. The rundown has since been updated to more accurately reflect the 2010 critical performance.)