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Fortune Slots and Motorsport Manager head Qi's top rated Android and iOS games for August

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Fortune Slots and Motorsport Manager head Qi's top rated Android and iOS games for August

If you were wondering what the best-reviewed iOS and Android games on the web last month were, here are the iPhone Quality Index, iPad Quality Index, and Android Quality Index round-ups for August to fill you in.

The iPhone, iPad, and Android Quality Indexes boast over 650,000 reviews (in total) from websites like 148Apps, Pocket Gamer, and IGN, and use a unique metric to create a single definitive score for each iOS and Android title.

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It might surprise you to learn that Motorsport Manager  tops the Qi iPhone games chart for August. Developer Christian West has managed to turn a potentially dry management game into a slick, tactical masterpiece.

That's not to say that Motorsport Manager  qualified for pole position easily, however. Fractionally behind at number two we have inkle's 80 Days, an imaginative and beautifully produced virtual choose-your-own-adventure book based on the classic Jules Verne tale.

Talking of virtual choose-your-own-adventure books, we have another one down at number five. Rather than being based on a literary classic, however, Appointment With F.E.A.R. is an entertainingly gaudy comic book story played out with an extra dose of interactivity.

Qi's Top 10 iPhone games of August 2014

Pos.

Game

Qi ratingReviews
1 Motorsport Manager8.95
2 80 Days8.810
3 DRAGON QUEST IV Chapters of the Chosen8.74
4 Panda PandaMonium8.73
5 Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies8.56
6 Appointment With F.E.A.R.8.43
7 Rules!8.37
8 Star Realms8.35
9 WWE SuperCard8.25
10 THE KING OF FIGHTERS '98
8.14

There's epic storytelling at number three on the Qi iPad games chart with Dragon Quest IV.  It's another excellent Square Enix JRPG conversion, with a thoughtful perspective shift and well-implemented virtual controls - not to mention a surprisingly nuanced storyline.

No such narrative concerns for the final game in our selection. Down at number six, Rules!  impressed all with its well-though-out procedural puzzler gameplay.


Qi's Top 10 iPad games of August 2014

Pos.

Game

Qi ratingReviews
1 Motorsport Manager8.95
2 80 Days8.810
3 DRAGON QUEST IV Chapters of the Chosen8.74
4 Panda PandaMonium8.73
5 Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies8.56
6 Appointment With F.E.A.R.8.43
7 Rules!8.37
8 Star Realms8.35
9 WWE SuperCard8.25
10 THE KING OF FIGHTERS '98
8.14

 

Unpossible  managed to stay alive long enough to take the number two slot on the Qi Android games chart for August. It's an incredibly slick 3D auto-runner with a devilish learning curve. 

Just behind at number three, The King of Fighters '98  brings one of the most comprehensive one-on-one beat-'em-ups ever made to Android. Choose your character and take them into multiplayer battle.

Things are a lot more peaceful at number four in Deep Under the Sky.  This beautiful physics puzzler sees you carefully firing intergalactic jellyfish seeds into the designated receptacles. Yep, it's a little bit psychedelic.

We have another space adventure at number five in Bik,  albeit of a very different kind. This is a retro-styled point and click adventure with suitably pixelated graphics and a warm sense of humour.

Qi's Top 10 Android games of August 2014

Pos.

Game

Qi ratingReviews
1 OMG! Fortune FREE Slots8.73
2 Unpossible8.43
3 THE KING OF FIGHTERS '988.34
4 Deep Under the Sky8.33
5 Bik - A Space Adventure8.24
6 Star Realms8.24
7 Epic Skater8.13
8 Master of Craft8.03
9 WWE SuperCard7.94
10 Time Tangle - Adventure Time7.84

N.B. While we only display the average score to one decimal place, the lists are generated to further significant figures. We just don't show them all.

And, naturally, these are static graphs based on live listings which are subject to constant change as new releases and reviews emerge.

In order to provide a regular marker of the critical zeitgeist, however, we will continue to round up the best of the iOS and Android games released each month to provide the definitive Quality Index top tens.

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Jon is a consummate expert in adventure, action, and sports games. Which is just as well, as in real life he's timid, lazy, and unfit. It's amazing how these things even themselves out.

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