Qualityindex.com reveals the top 10 critically acclaimed iPhone games and apps of December 2012

If you were wondering what the best reviewed iPhone games and apps on the web last month were, here’s the iPhone Quality Index (Qi) round-up for December to fill you in.

The iPhone 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 iPhone title.
Here are December 2012’s top selections…

Quality Index Top 10 iPhone games December 2012

1 Interlocked Armor Games 9.4
2 Stone Age: The Board Game Campfire Creations 9.3
3 Final Fantasy IV Square Enix 9.2
4 Stealth Checkers Dreamgames 9.1
5 Air Hippo Oleg Kapitonov 9.1
6 Build-a-lot 4: Power Source G5 Entertainment 9.1
7 Sky Gamblers: Storm Raiders Atypical Games 9.0
8 BlastPoints Checkbox Studios 9.0
9 Alpha Zero Funkoi 8.8
10 Minigore 2: Zombies Mountain Sheep 8.7

Quality Index Top 10 iPhone apps to December 2012

1 1-800-Therapist patient conversation media 10
2 myPDV iDocs Softech 10
3 Smile Me – Glam your smile! LeadFeeders 10
4 FitGirl App The Body Studio Corp 10
5 Dr Shrink GiveGifts.com 10
6 iRemindU Redwood Apps 10
7 Remodel Or Move – Interior Design RemodelOrMove.com 10
8 instahiet Adel Abdullah 10
9 Hello Kitty – Cute Wallpaper Nguyet Pham Thi 10
10 ATracker Lite – Daily Task Tracking Jian Yan 10

(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.)

2012 was a pretty special year for iPhone games, and it ended on a suitably classy note. Interlocked topped the December iPhone Qi game chart with its absorbing take on three-dimensional puzzling. Not far behind in third place, Square Enix’s Final Fantasy IV marks a sizeable step forward for the classic JRPG series. This 3D update to the 1991 classic marks the point at which Eastern role-playing games started dealing with darker themes and more complex characters. Down in sixth place, G5’s Build-a-lot 4: Power Source swiftly follows up on the success of Build-a-lot 3 via more of the same engrossing property-management gameplay – this time with an eco-friendly theme. Finally, at #10 in the chart, we have Minigore 2, the much-anticipated follow-up to the game that spawned a thousand twin-stick shooters. This one dials the monster-blasting action up to 11.

December was also a strong month for iPhone apps, with mental and behavioural health assistant 1-800-Therapist taking the #1 slot. It provides up-to-date doctor-reviewed news and links to help you find assistance for a host of addictions and mental health issues. In second place, myPDV iDocs from Softech allows you to scan in and organise your important documents and loyalty cards. Close behind in third place, FitGirl App supplies a series of exercise routines specifically formulated for women – perfect for helping you get in shape following an indulgent Christmas. If it’s your home that needs a little TLC, though, check out Remodel Or Move – Interior Design down in seventh spot. It allows you to flick through a number of room designs, storing and annotating the ones you like in an “Idea File”. Groovy.

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