Qualityindex.com reveals the top 10 critically acclaimed iPad games and apps of April 2014
If you were wondering what the best reviewed iPad games and apps on the web last month were, here’s the
iPad Quality Index
round-up for April to fill you in.
The iPad Quality Index boasts over 110,000 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 iPad title.
Here are April 2014’s top selections…
Quality Index Top 10 iPad games April 2014
GAME NAME PUBLISHER Qi
1 Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Blizzard Entertainment 9.4
2 Wayward Souls Rocketcat Games 9.3
3 Monument Valley ustwo 9.2
4 FTL: Faster Than Light Subset Games 9.2
5 Ace Fishing: Wild Catch Com2uS USA 8.6
6 Yomi Sirlin Games 8.5
7 Leo’s Fortune 1337 & Senri 8.3
8 iOOTP Baseball 2014 Edition Out of the Park Developments 8.2
9 Hitman GO SQUARE ENIX 8.0
10 Sometimes You Die Philipp Stollenmayer 7.9
Quality Index Top 10 iPad apps to April 2014
GAME NAME PUBLISHER Qi
1 GrooveMaker 2 IK Multimedia 9.6
2 My Incredible Body – A Kid’s App to Learn about the Human Body Zybright 9.0
3 Endless Numbers Originator 8.4
4 Pen & Ink: A Watercolor Notebook Stepping Stone Software 8.3
5 Snupps – Your stuff, organized. Snupps 8.3
6 PhotoFlip! Kinetic Vision 8.3
7 Piiig Labs: Science Experiments for Kids in Elementary School and Kindergarten Piiig 8.3
8 Footpath Route Planner & Running Maps Eric Wolfe 8.3
9 Windy ~ Sleep Relax Meditate with natural white noise sounds Franz Bruckhoff 8.2
10 Union Pixite 8.0
(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.)
We’re not surprised that Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft has topped April’s iPad Qi gaming chart. It’s the current multi-platform king of freemium deck-building games, with a streamlined interface and thrilling tactical potential. Still, Blizzard had some stiff opposition from another PC conversion, FTL, which sits at #4. Subset Games’s epic space adventure has you taking control of your own spaceship, managing its systems and crew and gathering precious resources. Indeed, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft also faced competition from another top-notch deck builder in April in the shape of Yomi. This one combines card collecting and the basic principles of the one-on-one beat-’em-up… to unexpectedly brilliant effect. Finally, we have Leo’s Fortune, a graphically lush platform-adventure that feels every inch the accomplished console creation, though it’s been developed exclusively for mobile.
GrooveMaker 2 tops the April iPad Qi chart for apps, and this beat-making app is arguably more at home on the larger iOS format. But let’s move on to Pen & Ink at #4, which offers a beautiful approximation of a watercolour notebook. Learn its intricacies and you’ll be turning out gorgeous painting-like artwork before you know it. Keeping the peaceful vibe down in ninth spot, Windy marries natural wind recordings (really) with beautiful artwork to help you relax. Apparently, it uses psychoacoustic 3D techniques to send you into a state of Zen-like bliss. Bringing up the rear this month is Union, a powerful image-blending tool that enables you to create evocative and – at times – surreal pictures by splicing together your photos in new and artistic ways.