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 June to fill you in.
The iPad 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 iPad title.
2014’s top selections…
Quality Index Top 10 iPad games June 2014
GAME NAME PUBLISHER Qi
1 Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake Cartoon Network 8.8
2 Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein Shenandoah Studio 8.8
3 VVVVVV Terry Cavanagh 8.7
4 Broken Age Double Fine Productions 8.5
5 99 Bricks Wizard Academy WeirdBeard 8.4
6 Mecha Ace Choice of Games 8.4
7 Battleheart Legacy Mika Mobile 8.3
8 Supernauts Grand Cru 8.3
9 Uppercup Football Motion-Twin 8.3
10 Dragon Quest VIII SQUARE ENIX 8.2
Quality Index Top 10 iPad apps June 2014
APP NAME PUBLISHER Qi
1 Korg Gadget KORG 9.6
2 RadResume – Create Professional Resumes, Cover Letters and CVs Kenny Louie 8.6
3 Toca Town Toca Boca 8.5
4 Toonia Jelly – Learn about Colors, Shapes and Emotions with Virtual Pet Monster – Fun Educational Toy for Kids and Toddlers 3fs 8.3
5 Bug Art Little Bit Studio 8.3
6 Grandpa In Space Fairlady Media 8.0
7 Dr. Panda’s Toy Cars TribePlay 8.0
8 DarkLight Advanced Image Editor Daniel Sathyanesan 7.7
9 Star Wars Scene Maker Disney 6.4
(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.)
At number one on the June Qi iPad game chart, Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake is a thoroughly charming casual puzzler that evokes the spirit of Nintendo’s Zelda games. High praise indeed. The third part of Shenandoah’s masterful Crisis in Command series sits at number two. Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein offers the same hardcore brand of WWII strategy as its predecessors, but this time transplanted to the dusty battlefields of North Africa. VVVVVV, at number three, couldn’t be more different – aside from a stiff difficulty level, that is. Terry Cavanagh’s superb platform-adventure sees you flipping gravity on its head in a bid to negotiate a fiendish free-roaming space station. Finally, at number ten, Dragon Quest VIII offers a sprawling JRPG world rich with detail and incident. It’s a console conversion, but a particularly thoughtful one, with an iPhone-friendly portrait view and one-handed controls.
KORG Gadget takes the number one spot on the June Qi iPad app chart with a stunning collection of 15 synths and drum machines. It’s a great way to start off your music ideas on the go. At number two, meanwhile, we have RadResume, which offers a simple and stylish way to make the perfect CV. You can import LinkedIn information, use expert templates, add a covering letter and more in your bid for the perfect job. Just behind at number three, Toca Town is a new app for kids that lets them explore a town. They can buy groceries, cook at a restaurant, and engage in plenty of other familiar day-to-day tasks. Down at number nine, finally, is Disney’s Star Wars Scene Maker. As the name suggests, it allows you to create your own scenes from the most famous sci-fi franchise ever. Add your own scrolling title sequence, insert a score, and manipulate 3D virtual actors. Whatever you come up with, it can’t be worse than The Phantom Menace.