Top 10 rated iPhone games of 2012

On January 10, 2013

Quality Index revealed the top 10 critically acclaimed iPhone games of 2012.

2012 was another stellar year for iPhone gaming, with quite literally thousands of titles released on the App Store. Some of them were brilliant. Some of them weren’t. This annual round-up of iPhone software is here to highlight the former and shun (in the nicest possible way) the latter.

While Punch Quest sparked an outbreak of high score fever in 2012, and Anomaly Korea easily lived up to its “most anticipated iOS sequel ever” billing, which were the best-reviewed games?

Without further ado, here are the best of the best, the cream of the crop that made it into the iPhone Quality Index of 2012

Qi Top 10 iPhone games of 2012


According to the Qi chart, Bastion was the best-reviewed iPhone game of 2012. This lush action-RPG with an ambitious story started life on the Xbox 360 console, but it works beautifully on the small screen, too.

Down at #4 in the chart, Rocketcat Games’s Punch Quest impressed a whole host of iOS app critics with its novel mash-up of the modern endless-runner and old skool beat-’em-up.

In seventh place, Reckless Racing 2 – from Polarbit – followed up the success of the original with a tighter, sharper, and altogether more generous top-down arcade racer.

Finally, in tenth position, Wimp: Who Stole My Pants? HD showed that it was perfectly possible to craft a slick and engrossing platformer for the all-touch iPhone – with added head scratchy puzzles for good measure.