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 February 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 February 2014’s top selections…
Qi Top 10 Android games February 2014
GAME NAME PUBLISHER Qi
1 Out There Mi-Clos Studio 9.0
2 Pixel Dungeon watabou 8.7
3 Earn to Die Not Doppler 8.7
4 Brave Frontier gumi 8.6
5 Rising Empires Premium Hellhound Interactive 8.5
6 Doors&Rooms Gameday 8.5
7 Final Fantasy VI SQUARE ENIX 8.4
8 Helidroid 3 : 3D RC Helicopter MH Production 8.4
9 Line Of Defense Tactics 3000AD 8.4
10 The Sandbox PIXOWL 8.2
Qi Top 10 Android apps to February 2014
APP NAME PUBLISHER Qi
1 My Date HD DualBoot Games 9.4
2 Talon for Twitter Klinker Apps 9.2
3 nope. – Call and Text Blocker Heliopause Development 8.9
4 MoWeather 墨迹风云软件科技发展有限公司 8.7
5 pCloud: Free Cloud Storage pCloud 8.7
6 PasswordBox Free Password Safe Password Box 8.4
7 Glextor App Manager Organizer Glextor 8.4
8 AVG Privacy Fix AVG Mobile 8.3
9 Notepad: Note l!st Cubeactive 8.3
10 CardioSurprise! Flex Business Solutions 7.8
(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.)
Out There tops Qi’s Android game chart for February with a dose of spacey magic. Developer Mi-Clos Studio’s game is a melancholic sci-fi adventure built on hundreds of life-or-death decisions. Close behind that is Pixel Dungeon, a fabulously stripped-back roguelike adventure game with random levels and permanent death. It’s not for the faint of heart, that’s for sure. At #7, however, Final Fantasy VI is perhaps the most hotly anticipated conversion in the series yet. There’s been a little consternation over its new 2D visuals, sure, but there’s no disguising the JRPG magic underneath. Following on from that is Helidroid 3, an enjoyably light-hearted flight simulator with some serious physics and flight systems. Take control of a range of toy helicopters – some of which are armed to the teeth.
Talon for Twitter was well received by ‘droid critics in February, taking the #2 spot on the Android Qi app chart for the month. Yes, it’s another Twitter client. But this one has a beautiful, clear design that’s been created with Android 4.4 (KitKat) in mind. At #4, meanwhile, we have MoWeather. This weather forecast app lets you share images of the weather conditions in your locality, injecting an extra dose of personalisation and accuracy into your daily report. Down in eight place, security software specialist AVG has a new app called AVG Privacy Fix. As the name suggests, this app enables you to manage your online privacy settings through your Android device. Just behind that is Note l!st, an especially stylish note-taking app. It provides a logical filing system, offline access to your notes, and full Google Drive integration.