Qualityindex.com reveals the top 10 critically acclaimed iPad games and apps of November 2013

If you were wondering what the best reviewed iPad games and apps on the web last month were, here’s the iPad Quality Index (Qi) round-up for November to fill you in.

The iPad Quality Index boasts over 100,000 scores from the world’s best websites, such as 148Apps, Pocket Gamer, and AppSpy, and uses a unique metric to create a single definitive score for each iPad title.

Here are November 2013’s top selections…

Quality Index Top 10 iPad games November 2013
1 Lords of Waterdeep Playdek 9.3
2 Drive on Moscow Shenandoah Studio 9.2
3 Tiny Games Hide and Seek Productions 9.2
4 Sorcery! 2 inkle 9.1
5 Rayman Fiesta Run Ubisoft 9.0
6 Papa Sangre II Playground Publishing 8.9
7 Blocky Roads DogByte Games 8.7
8 Sid Meier’s Ace Patrol: Pacific Skies 2K Games 8.6
9 Anomaly 2 Chillingo 8.5
10 Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse Disney 8.5

Quality Index Top 10 iPad apps to November 2013
1 Crowded Fiction Vidya Gamer 10
2 Filterloop Ultralab Apps 9.6
3 Thor Polysonic Synthesizer Propellerhead Software 9.6
4 FXGuru: Movie FX Director Picadelic 9.5
5 S. Holmes HD Byook 9.4
6 Watchup: Your Daily Newscast Watchup 9.0
7 The Wagner Files HD gebrueder beetz filmproduktion 9.0
8 Thanksgiving Menu Maker Taunton Interactive 9.0
9 Nave Waldorf Music 9.0
10 Jimdo – Create a Free Website Jimdo 9.0

(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.)

You might think that Playdek’s Lords of Waterdeep is an unlikely candidate for the top of the November iPad Qi games league table, but it earns its position through some impeccable fantasy boardgame action. Contrasting nicely with that down at #5, Rayman Fiesta Run is the consummate mainstream entertainer with its colourful platformer world. Just behind Ubi’s superstar is Papa Sangre 2, whose creator steps back into experimental territory with this audio-centric gaming experience. And, no, we don’t mean you have to operate your iPad with your lobes. Now that WOULD be experimental. Hurrah! It’s the return of Mickey Mouse in a brilliant platform game – something we haven’t seen since the early ’90s. Castle of Illusion is a magical blast from the past in tenth spot.

Sitting proudly atop November’s iPad Qi app chart is Crowded Fiction, which occupies the murky regions between apps and games. It’s an eBook reader, but with an interactive Choose Your Own Adventure element and an intriguing real-time twist. You might think you’ve got more than enough filter apps, but Filterloop in second place ‘makes’ a strong case for inclusion. It enables you to mix and layer multiple filters, creating hundreds of new photo effects. At #6, the maker of Watchup pulls together videos from various news sources and presents them neatly when you want to catch up on recent events. It’ll even learn which are your favourites and adjust its selections accordingly. If you think that’s nifty, check out Jimdo at #10. This app enables you to create and edit your own website from your iPad. Now THAT is power.

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