Qualityindex.com reveals the top 10 critically acclaimed iPhone games and apps of January 2014

If you were wondering what the best reviewed iPhone games and apps on the web last month were, here’s the
iPhone Quality Index
round-up for January 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 January 2014’s top selections…

Quality Index Top 10 iPhone games January 2014
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 iPhone apps to January 2014
1 Pic Collage Cardinal Blue 10
2 My Mountain of Debt Fun with Data 9.1
3 Dr. Panda’s Bus Driver TribePlay 9.0
4 Redd – reddit client Craig Merchant 8.7
5 Garden Plate Burleigh Labs 8.6
6 pCloud PCLOUD 8.6
7 Gro Garden Gro Play 8.6
8 Alarmy (Sleep If U Can) Delight Room 8.6
9 Cross DJ Free – Mix your music MIXVIBES 8.4
10 PDF Connect Hsuan Chen 8.3

(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 mobile gamers. Topping an extremely strong January iPhone 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 – iPhone 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.

Pic Collage tops January’s iPhone Qi app chart, and it’s easy to see why it’s been getting such widespread attention. This is a beautiful collage creator with powerful editing tools and a sharp UI. At #2, meanwhile, the creator of My Mountain of Debt takes the novel approach of gamifying that difficult debt reduction process. The idea is to make saving money fun, and wouldn’t you know it? It works. Healthy finances are one thing, but 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? Finally, pCloud is a new cloud storage solution with 10GB of free space. There are no limitations on file size, either, making it perfect for sharing HD video content.

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