The iPhone Quality Index boasts over 200,000 reviews from websites like 148Apps, Pocket Gamer, and GameSaku, and uses a unique metric to create a single definitive score for each iPhone title.
2012 was a pretty special year for iPhone games, and it ended on a suitably classy note.
Interlocked topped the December iPhone Qi game chart with its absorbing take on three-dimensional puzzling.
Not far behind in third place, Square Enix's Final Fantasy IV marks a sizeable step forward for the classic JRPG series. This 3D update to the 1991 classic marks the point at which Eastern role-playing games started dealing with darker themes and more complex characters.
Down in sixth place, G5's Build-a-lot 4: Power Source swiftly follows up on the success of Build-a-lot 3 via more of the same engrossing property-management gameplay - this time with an eco-friendly theme.
Finally, at #10 in the chart, we have Minigore 2, the much-anticipated follow-up to the game that spawned a thousand twin-stick shooters. This one dials the monster-blasting action up to 11.
Qi's Top 10 iPhone games of December 2012
|2||Stone Age: The Board Game||9.3||3|
|3||Final Fantasy IV||9.2||4|
|6||Build-a-lot 4: Power Source||9.1||3|
|7||Sky Gamblers: Storm Raiders||9.0||9|
|10||Minigore 2: Zombies||8.7||8|
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 iPhone games released each month to provide the definitive Quality Index top ten.
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