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Top 10 iPhone Games and Apps of August 2014

by Han Cilliers (Lola)  Posted Wednesday, September 03, 2014 10:17:00 AM

 

One of my favourite childhood stories of all time, "Around the world in 80 days" is at number two for the top iPad games of August 2014. The game version is just called "80 Days" and stars Phileas Fogg's loyal valet, Passepartout. In her review of 80 Days, Gamasutra's, Leigh Alexander praises it as the game which "single-handedly changed the way I think about text-based adventure games."

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“80 Days captures the original text's wide-eyed spirit of adventure, its fascination with the technological advancements of the time, and the wonders of the world itself - 9/10” EDGE magazine

The number one iPad app for August, Photivo, taps into mobile users' fascination with taking the perfect photo. "It's the fastest, most powerful, all-in-one photo editing tool you will come across that transforms your photos into gorgeous, eye-catching designs."

The iPhone Quality Index boasts over 250,000 scores from the world's best websites, such as  148Apps,  Pocket Gamer, and  What's On iPhone, and uses a unique metric to create a single definitive score for each iPhone title.

Quality Index Top 10 iPhone games August 2014

        GAME NAME                    PUBLISHER                        Qi    
1 Motorsport Manager Christian West 8.9
2 80 Days inkle 8.8
3 DRAGON QUEST IV Chapters of the Chosen SQUARE ENIX INC 8.7
4 Panda PandaMonium Big Fish Games, Inc 8.7
5 Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies CAPCOM 8.5
6 Appointment With F.E.A.R. Tin Man Games 8.4
7 Rules! TheCodingMonkeys 8.3
8 Star Realms White Wizard Games 8.3
9 WWE SuperCard 2K 8.2
10 THE KING OF FIGHTERS '98 SNK PLAYMORE 8.1

 

"It might surprise you to learn that Motorsport Manager tops the Qi iPhone games chart for August. Developer Christian West has managed to turn a potentially dry management game into a slick, tactical masterpiece. That's not to say that Motorsport Manager qualified for pole position easily, however. Fractionally behind at number two we have inkle's 80 Days, an imaginative and beautifully produced virtual choose-your-own-adventure book based on the classic Jules Verne tale. Talking of virtual choose-your-own-adventure books, we have another one down at number six. Rather than being based on a literary classic, however, Appointment With F.E.A.R. is an entertainingly gaudy comic book story played out with an extra dose of interactivity. No such narrative concerns for our the final game in our selection. Down at number seven, Rules! impressed all with its well-thought-out procedural puzzler gameplay."

Quality Index Top 10 iPhone apps August 2014

        APP NAME                    PUBLISHER                        Qi    
1 Photivo GeoBos 9.5
2 PromptSmart - The Smartest Teleprompter for the Easiest Public Speaking Experience PromptSmart 9.3
3 Hyperlapse from Instagram Instagram, Inc. 9.0
4 Star Walk 2 - Guide to the Sky Day and Night Vito Technology Inc. 9.0
5 Tiny Airport wonderkind GmbH 9.0
6 Vinted - Sell & Swap Fashion & Style Vinted Limited 9.0
7 Last Minute Travel Deals on booking hotels, vacation homes, car rental, activities and flights Travel Holdings 9.0
8 Quest - Web Browser Quest - Web Browser 8.6
9 Remotie: remote & keyboard for Samsung Smart TV Kraftwerk 9 Inc 8.6
10 Always BHappy Ana Isabel Chimeno 8.5

 

"Photivo tops the Qi iPhone apps chart for August. It's all about  simplifying the photo editing process for mobile usage, and given the presence of a sharp one-tap interface, we'd say developer GeoBos has succeeded in that. At number three, meanwhile, we have Hyperlapse from Instagram. The popular image-led social network has produced a powerful and intuitive time lapse video tool here. Vinted brings a touch of shabby chic to this month's charts down at number six. It's a great way to sell, buy, and swap pre-owned clothes through an enthusiastic community - all from the comfort of your phone. Finally, at number eight, we have Quest. This new web browser hooks you up to the web with minimal distractions - no history, no favourites, no tabs. Just the internet content you want, presented in full-screen glory."

Source: Quality Index

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