Qualityindex.com reveals the top 10 critically acclaimed Android games and apps of November 2013
If you were wondering what the best reviewed Android games and apps on the web last month were, here’s the Android Quality Index (Qi) round-up for November to fill you in.
The Android Quality Index boasts over 200,000 scores from the world’s best websites, such as Life of Android, Pocket Gamer, and IGN, and uses a unique metric to create a single definitive score for each Android title.
Here are November 2013’s top selections…
Qi Top 10 Android games November 2013
GAME NAME PUBLISHER Qi
1 Plants vs Zombies 2 EA 9.1
2 Rayman Fiesta Run Ubisoft 8.9
3 Best Park in the Universe Cartoon Network 8.7
4 Deadly Bullet Tommi Saalasti 8.7
5 Dead Trigger 2 Madfinger Games 8.4
6 GT Racing 2 Gameloft 8.3
7 Ragnarok Valkyrie NEOCYON 8.1
8 Football Manager Handheld 2014 Sega 8.0
9 Combat Monsters Rubicon Development 7.9
10 Star Wars: Tiny Death Star LucasArts 7.8
Qi Top 10 Android apps November 2013
APP NAME PUBLISHER Qi
1 Shuttle+ Music Player SimpleCity 9.2
2 Jotterpad X: Writing 2 App Studio 9.1
3 Circa News Circa 1605 9.1
4 Perfect Ear 2 EDuckApps 9.1
5 Flow for Reddit Deepak Manoharan 9.1
6 Clued-Up Clued-Up 9.0
7 MPme Radio MPme 9.0
8 Start Celltick 8.8
9 Parcelle SoftBears 8.7
10 Photo Frames Forever Interactive Exchange Company 8.7
(N.B. The monthly games chart is based on titles released and reviewed in the last month. The apps chart is based on titles reviewed over the last three months. Hence, this is not a cumulative chart and earlier released titles may have higher scores.)
The Android Qi games chart for November is all about top-notch sequels. First up is Plants vs Zombies 2, PopCap and EA’s freemium-inflected re-tweak of the casual tower defence formula. Meanwhile, Rayman Fiesta Run provides a second dose of colourful platformer kicks, and is sitting extremely pretty at #2. A little way behind Ubi’s superstar is Dead Trigger 2, whose creator takes the solid FPS mechanics and gorgeous graphics of the original and fleshes it out into a more complete game. Bringing up the rear – so to speak – is Star Wars: Tiny Death Star, which took everyone by surprise with the effortless melding of Tiny Tower management and a familiar sci-fi setting.
As everyone knows, the best thing about Android is the ability to personalise core features. Shuttle+ tops November’s Android Qi app chart with its custom music player, providing an equaliser, lyrics, gapless playback, and a funky Google Now-inspired interface. JotterPad X is just behind, with 2 App Studio serving up a minimalist writing app that ensures distraction-free document creation on the go. Circa News, at #3, represents a whole new way of reading news on the go. Here, bulky news content is condensed into an easy-to-read format by a team of dedicated journalists. At #9, meanwhile, we have Parcelle, a.k.a. a brilliant way to track your parcels all over the world across 100 postal services. There it is! In Cairo?!