Qualityindex.com reveals the top 10 critically acclaimed iPhone games and apps of April 2014
If you were wondering what the best reviewed iPhone games and apps on the web last month were, here’s the
iPhone Quality Index
round-up for April to fill you in.
The iPhone Quality Index boasts over 250,000 scores from the world’s best websites, such as 148Apps, Pocket Gamer, and What’s On iPhone, and uses a unique metric to create a single definitive score for each iPhone title.
Here are April 2014’s top selections…
Quality Index Top 10 iPhone games April 2014
GAME NAME PUBLISHER Qi
1 Wayward Souls RocketCat Games 9.3
2 Monument Valley ustwo 9.2
3 Ace Fishing: Wild Catch Com2uS USA 8.6
4 Leo’s Fortune 1337 & Senri 8.3
5 iOOTP Baseball 2014 Edition Out of the Park Developments 8.2
6 Hitman GO Square Enix 8.0
7 Sometimes You Die Philipp Stollenmayer 7.9
8 SideSwype Radiangames 7.9
9 David. Andrew Armstrong 7.8
10 Loco Motors Minority Media 7.8
Quality Index Top 10 iPhone apps to April 2014
APP NAME PUBLISHER Qi 1 GrooveMaker 2 IK Multimedia 9.6
2 ElephantBites – Conquering, the Overwhelming David Elgena 9.5
3 Yapert: Discover, Explore and Share Today’s Hottest Photos & Videos Yapert 9.0
4 Picquest Yishay Saban 8.9
5 EZCOMMA David Tick 8.8
6 Razorgator eTickets: Sports, Concert & Theater Tickets Razorgator 8.8
7 Checkmark 2 Snowman 8.8
8 Acompli Email & Calendar for Microsoft Exchange, Google Apps and Gmail for iPhone Acompli 8.7
9 Epica – Epic camera and photo editor with funny poses for taking cool pictures Wanman 8.7
10 Endless Numbers Originator 8.4
(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.)
A lot of developers have tried to capture the roguelike experience on mobile, but RocketCat Games has just served up one of the most convincing efforts yet. Wayward Souls tops April’s iPhone Qi chart thanks its superb action-RPG core that encompasses random level design and permadeath.
Just behind at #2, Monument Valley wowed, soothed, and befuddled in equal measure. It’s a brain-twisting puzzler that tips its cone-shaped hat to M.C. Escher’s logic-defying art.
Hitman GO is one of the smartest console-to-iOS treatments we’ve ever seen, playing out like a particularly deadly puzzle boardgame.
If you thought arty games were the preserve of the console gamer, check out David. This unusual mix of 2D shooter, platformer, and physics-puzzler strolls enigmatically into ninth spot on this month’s games chart.
GrooveMaker 2 tops the April iPhone Qi app chart with its smart, intuitive beat-making skills. You don’t need to be an accomplished musician to turn out funky results here, but a little talent will yield some highly polished tracks.
Down at #3, meanwhile, is Yapert. It’s a news and social network aggregator that seeks out what’s hot online at any given moment and gathers it into one easy-on-the-eye location.
Photography nuts will be impressed by Picquest in fourth place. It shows you nearby photographers on a map and gives you access to their latest work.
Finally, an app for all those linguistically adept sorts who find trawling through the daily supply of text messages, social network posts, and website comments a painful experience. Down at #5, you see, EZCOMMA provides guidance on the appropriate use of commas.