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Real Racing was the best iPhone game of Q2 2009

So says our latest iPhone Quality Index

Real Racing was the best iPhone game of Q2 2009
Firemint's Real Racing tops our iPhone Quality Index for the second quarter, with a stonking average rating of 9.33 out of 10 from six reviews.

The Index aggregates review scores from nine of the key iPhone game review sites, and to qualify for our chart, games have to have notched up at least three reviews on the covered sites.

Firemint takes joint second spot too with Flight Control, which is neck and neck with Smule's Leaf Trombone: World Stage with a 9.33 average from three reviews.

Other games to score above nine include PopCap's Peggle (9.11), Chillingo's Toki Tori (9.10), Digital Chocolate's California Gold Rush (9.07), ngmoco's Star Defense (9.00) and id Software's Wolfenstein 3D (9.00).

The Top 30 games are below, followed by an explanation of the methodology. Meanwhile, click here to see the iPhone Quality Index Publishers chart for Q2 2009.


Sites included in our research for this index were: Pocket Gamer, Pocket Gamer France, IGN Wireless, AirGamer, Mobile Game FAQs, Slide To Play, 148Apps, iPhone Games Network, and Macworld.

For those sites who do not give marks out of 10, they were adjusted (so we doubled the score for sites that mark out of 5, and divided it by 10 for those sites that mark out of 100).

Get more expert analysis from the PocketGamer.Biz Mobile Game Trends ReportPut together by the expert analysts and journalists at PocketGamer.Biz the report includes analysis of key financial data and publisher performance, special reports on social media and Android, a guide to iPhone game marketing and a look ahead key trends, events and launches in 2009. For more information, click here.

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