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.
Punch Quest came out swinging this month to top the iPad Qi league table for October 2012. RocketCat Games's brutal take on the endless-runner genre really pummelled the critics into submission.
Closely tailing Punch Quest is EA's Need For Speed: Most Wanted, which drives the iPad racing genre to a whole new level.
Lurking ominously in third place, meanwhile, is Fighting Fantasy: Blood of the Zombies. This marks the return from the dead of the famous interactive gamebook series, which celebrated its 30th anniversary recently.
On a somewhat lighter note, Wimp: Who Stole My Pants? HD - from Flexile Studio - has been delighting iOS hard-nosed critics everywhere with its whimsical platform-puzzler gameplay. Hunting for undergarments has rarely been this much fun!
Qi's Top 10 iPad games of October 2012
|2||Need for Speed: Most Wanted||9.3||6|
|3||Fighting Fantasy: Blood of the Zombies||9.1||4|
|4||Reiner Knizia's Qin||9.1||3|
|5||Letterpress - Word Game||9.0||7|
|6||On The Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3||9.0||3|
|7||Wimp: Who Stole My Pants? HD||9.0||3|
|10||The Last Express||8.8||11|
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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