Qualityindex.com reveals the top 10 critically acclaimed iPad games and apps of January 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 January 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 What’s On iPhone, and uses a unique metric to create a single definitive score for each iPad title.
Here are January 2014’s top selections…

Quality Index Top 10 iPad games January 2014
GAME NAME PUBLISHER Qi
1 Hoplite Douglas Cowley 9.0
2 Joe Danger Infinity Hello Games 8.7
3 Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Sega 8.7
4 Castle Doombad [adult swim] 8.7
5 Shadow Blade Crescent Moon Games 8.4
6 LYNE Thomas Bowker 8.4
7 World of Cheese HD Alda Games 8.4
8 Lost Yeti Gionathan Pesaresi 8.4
9 Lollipop 3: Eggs of Doom Moonbot Studios LA 8.4
10 Atomic+ Ahmed Khalifa 8.4

Quality Index Top 10 iPad apps to January 2014
APP NAME PUBLISHER Qi
1 Chunky Comic Reader Michael Ferenduros 10
2 Pic Collage Cardinal Blue 10
3 Dr. Panda’s Bus Driver TribePlay 9.0
4 PDF Connect Hsuan Chen 8.7
5 Garden Plate Burleigh Labs 8.6
6 Gro Garden Gro Play 8.6
7 Three little pigs. The story Touchanka 8.6
8 Storehouse – Visual Storytelling Storehouse 8.3
9 SPQR Latin Dictionary and Reader Paul Hudson 8.2
10 INKredible Viet Tran 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.)

2014 has started with a bang for tablet gamers. Topping an extremely strong January iPad Qi game chart is Douglas Cowley’s Hoplite, a deceptively nuanced roguelike strategy game with a stripped-back art style. Hello Games will feel unlucky not to have topped the chart with Joe Danger Infinity, mind, having produced one of the most generously proportioned – not to mention gorgeous – iPad games ever made. Of course, that very same description could be applied to Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, which is a truly console-standard arcade racer. We DID tell you it was a strong month. Finally, we have Crescent Moon Games’s impossibly slick action-platformer Shadow Blade, at #5. There are few games with such a capacity to make you feel like a badass ninja. This is one of them.

Chunky Comic Reader tops January’s iPad Qi app chart. And it’s a rather unique offering. Here, all of your digital comic books are organised across numerous file formats and rendered in glorious HD. Pic Collage is at #2 – it’s easy to see why it’s been getting such widespread love. This is a beautiful collage creator with powerful editing tools and a sharp UI. Meanwhile, Garden Plate is all about promoting a healthier diet. And its dev does so by presenting a range of delicious vegetarian recipes in a visually appealing format. Who needs meat? Keeping things green in sixth spot is Gro Garden. With this application, kids can learn all about organic gardening and sustainable farming in charming ‘edutainment’ fashion.

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