It's not too hard to find the bestselling titles on the App Store, but what about the highest-quality examples?
Qi then collates the critiques, applies a magic formula, and delivers a single definitive Qi score for each iPad game and app.
Links to all the individual reviews are included, too, for those readers wanting more detail.
In order to provide a regular marker of the critical zeitgeist, Qi rounds up the Top 10 iPad games and Top 10 iPad apps released each month.
Here is October 2012's critically acclaimed selection...
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|
Qi's Top 10 iPad apps of October 2012
|4||Contacts Guard Pro||10||2|
|6||The Magazine: For geeks like us.||9.6||2|
|8||Padgram - Instagram viewer for iPad||9.6||2|
|10||The Photo Cookbook – Simple & Delicious||9.3||2|
(N.B. The games chart is based on titles released and reviewed in the last month. The apps charts is based on titles reviewed in the last three months.
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.)