Qualityindex.com reveals the top 10 critically acclaimed iPad games and apps of December 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 December 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 December 2013’s top selections…

Quality Index Top 10 iPad games December 2013
1 The Room 2 Fireproof Games 9.1
2 Skulls of the Shogun 17-BIT 9.1
3 Panzer Corps Slitherine 9.0
4 Fiz: The Brewery Management Game Bit By Bit Studios 8.9
5 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Rockstar Games 8.7
6 cyro Philipp Stollenmayer 8.6
7 The Wolf Among Us Telltale 8.5
8 Cut the Rope 2 ZeptoLab 8.4
9 Darklings MildMania 8.4
10 Fighting Fantasy: Island of the Lizard King Tin Man Games 8.3

Quality Index Top 10 iPad apps to December 2013
1 John Lennon: The Bermuda Tapes WhyHunger 10
2 Jamaroos Musical ABCs Iggy Learning 9.8
3 Conojo Whiteboard VizMojoLabs 9.6
4 Modernist Cuisine at Home Inkling Systems 9.4
5 SharpScan Pixelnetica 9.3
6 Brush Brush cocomong duducs 9.2
7 Cotracks Futucraft Oy 9.2
8 Fragment Pixite 9.0
9 Flirt & Chat with JAUMO Jaumo 9.0
10 Lucy Ladybird Sharon Chai 8.8

(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.)

We’ve been waiting for The Room 2 all year… and it hasn’t disappointed. Fireproof Games’s exquisite locked-box puzzler sequel justifiably tops the December iPad Qi game chart. iPad owners aren’t used to belated conversions. But when they’re of the quality of Skulls of the Shogun – which debuted on Windows Phone almost a year ago – we doubt they’ll mind. 17-Bit’s witty strategy game has sliced its way to #2 on this month’s table. 17-Bit had to beat off strong competition from GTA: San Andreas, which is one of the biggest games in the massively popular open-world crime sim series. As it is, Rockstar’s parody of West Coast America sits at #5. While we’re on the subject of gritty adult-only games, Telltale’s The Wolf Among Us prowls menacingly in seventh place. The team behind Walking Dead: The Game has crafted a fine fantasy-themed mystery noir here.

John Lennon: The Bermuda Tapes sits atop December’s iPad Qi app chart, a spot to which the late Beatle would have been very much accustomed. The producer of this accomplished app gathers rare audio snippets from Lennon’s trip to Bermuda in 1980. Trailing that at #2 is Jamaroos Musical ABCs, an incredibly polished alphabet-based kiddie app from an award-winning animator. Professional voice narration and proven educational value round out this particular package. Talking of ‘award-winning’, the acclaimed Modernist Kitchen at Home cookbook now has an equally sharp-looking companion app. The designer of this interactive e-book utilises video and high-res photography to bring its recipes to life. Yum. Cotracks, meanwhile, is a stylish music collaboration app. With Cotracks installed on your tablet, you can create multiple layers of loops and phrases from numerous instruments, with up to four simultaneous players on one iPad.

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