The iPad Quality Index boasts over 75,000 reviews from websites like 148Apps, Pocket Gamer, and Gamezebo, and uses a unique metric to create a single definitive score for each iPad title.
Goals, goals, goals
Back of the net! EA's FIFA 13 has topped the iPad Qi league table for September 2012. In good news for soccer fans worldwide, the latest iteration of EA's long-running football franchise has improved its teamwork, finally supplying online play.
Following close behind EA's footballing masterclass is Warner Bros.'s Bastion, the highly regarded (and intriguingly narrated) Xbox action-RPG.
Fireproof Games's spellbinding The Room, meanwhile, has been bewitching reviewers with its pristine clockwork puzzle play.
Hacking its way into fourth place, God of Blades brings a dose of epic fantasy and prog rock excess to the endless-runner market.
Speaking of running, Rayman Jungle Run has been winning plaudits for its stunning take on the platforming speedrun genre.
Qi's Top 10 iPad games of September 2012
|4||God of Blades||9.4||5|
|5||The World Ends with You||9.3||5|
|6||Splice: Tree of Life||9.1||8|
|7||Rayman Jungle Run||9.0||20|
|9||Fieldrunners 2 HD||8.9||6|
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.
iPad Quality Index