QI's Top 10 iOS Games For July and August
Wouldn't you know it, it's already another month and we're quickly speeding our way to one of the better parts of the year (at least when it comes to releases on most major gaming platforms).
As it turns out I had forgotten to update y'all with regards to the happenings in the iOS blogosphere in July and the aggregated scores that our very own Richard helps to maintain over at Quality Index were being ignored. After he threatened to kick my puppy (I neither own a puppy, nor did Richard actually make this statement - I just imagined him staring daggers at me through his emails that implied said action - as much it's possible to stare with words alone) I made sure to get this month's info (along with July's) up as soon as possible.
Now that it's 2pm and I've spent a good chunk of my day doing nothing but sleeping, staring at a wall and then following a particularly curious looking bug around the garden my room, I thought I should probably make good on my promise.
Jokes aside, lets get down to business!
Top 10 iOS Games For July 2011 (sourced from Quality Index)
1. Groove Coaster (8.8)
2. DeathSmiles (8.6)
3. Kard Combat (8.3)
4. Deadlock: Online (8.3)
5. Swords and Soldiers (8.2)
6. Shake Spears! (8.2)
7. Deflex (8.2)
8. The King of Fighters-i 002 (8.1)
9. Reckless Getaway (8.0)
10. Zombie Gunship (8.0)
What makes July's list so interesting is just how different it is compared to our very own Top List for the month. In particular, gems like Qvoid and Gesundheit managed to fly under the radar, though it's no surprise to see Groove Coaster topping the charts as well. Of note is Kard Combat, a game that has already been subjected to a lot of updates, improving its value significantly and making it a stand-out title for those who enjoy card based board games.
Top 10 iOS Games For August 2011 (sourced from Quality Index)
1. Anomaly Warzone Earth (9.6)
2. Edge Extended (9.5)
3. iBlast Moki 2 (9.4)
4. Flick Soccer! (9.1)
5. Spy Mouse (8.9)
6. Aces 3D Brick Breaker (8.9)
7. Cut the Rope: Experiments (8.7)
8. Contre Jour HD (8.7)
9. Zombie Minesweeper (8.6)
10. Mega Mall Story (8.5)
As Richard puts it, "Given that the Mac OS X version of Chillingo's visually stunning Anomaly Warzone Earth walked off with a prestigious Apple Design Award, it's little surprise to see the iPhone adaptation of this novel tower OFFENCE game soaring to such heights in August." I couldn't agree more; although there's nothing particularly new about trying to create a 'reverse' TD, Anomaly manages to smoothly pull off this interesting style of gameplay while feeling completely at home on a touch device - this is particularly impressive considering how different the game feels on the PC platform and it's great to see a developer taking the time to mold their game to fit the device it's destined for.
That wraps up this month's slew of games worth checking out - feel free to weigh in down below, either to yell at me for making fun of poor Richard or to discuss the top lists.