The iPad Quality Index boasts over 40,000 reviews from websites like 148Apps, Pocket Gamer, and iPlayApps, and uses a unique metric to create a single definitive score for each iPad title.
June's iPad Qi gaming chart was packed with cultural influences and supernatural conflict.
Wizards of the Coast's Magic 2013, the latest entry in the insanely popular Magic: The Gathering franchise, has dealt its way straight to the #1 spot, with reviewers labelling it the most refined digital incarnation of the card game series to date.
Meanwhile, iPad gaming gurus have taken a real shine to endless-runner GoNinja's handsome anime stylings, non-stop action, and impressive body count, resulting in it earning a second-place trophy this month.
Headbutting their way into third place, however, come the underwater cowboys of casual RPG Squids Wild West, whose aquatic antics have made a big splash in critical circles.
Qi's Top 10 iPad games of June 2012
|3||Squids Wild West||9.2||5|
|6||New Star Soccer||9.0||3|
|7||Little Things Forever||8.9||7|
N.B. While we only display the average score to one decimal place, the list is generated to further significant figures. We just don't show them all.
And, naturally, this is a static graph 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 iPad games released each month to provide the definitive Quality Index top ten.
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