If you were wondering what the best-reviewed iOS and 'droid games on the web last month were, here are the iPhone Quality Index, iPad Quality Index, and Android Quality Index round-ups for November to fill you in.

The iPhone, iPad, and Android Quality Indexes boast over 650,000 reviews (in total) from websites like 148Apps, Pocket Gamer, and Gamezebo, and use a unique metric to create a single definitive score for each iOS and Android title.

Going deeper underground

You might think that Playdek's Lords of Waterdeep is an unlikely candidate for the top of the November iPhone Qi (and iPad Qi) games league table, but it earns its position through some impeccable fantasy boardgame action.

Just behind Ubi superstar Rayman is Papa Sangre 2, whose creator steps back into experimental territory with this audio-centric gaming experience.

And, no, we don't mean you have to operate your iPhone with your lobes. Now that WOULD be experimental.

Qi's Top 10 iPhone games of November 2013

Pos.

Game

Qi rating Reviews
1 Lords of Waterdeep 9.3 5
2 Tiny Games 9.2 3
3 Sorcery! 2 9.1 6
4 Rayman Fiesta Run 9.0 17
5 Papa Sangre II 8.9 8
6 Blocky Roads 8.7 4
7 Ace Patrol: Pacific Skies 8.6 6
8 Anomaly 2 8.5 9
9 Castle of Illusion 8.5 7
10 Touchgrind Skate 2 8.5 6

At #5 on this month's iPad Qi games chart is Rayman Fiesta Run. Here, then, is the consummate mainstream entertainer in a colourful platformer world. On the subject of platforming games... Hurrah! It's the return of Mickey Mouse in a brilliant platform game - something we haven't seen since the early '90s. Castle of Illusion is a magical blast from the past in tenth spot. No question. On either count.

Qi's Top 10 iPad games of November 2013

Pos.

Game

Qi rating Reviews
1 Lords of Waterdeep 9.3 5
2 Drive on Moscow 9.2 5
3 Tiny Games 9.2 3
4 Sorcery! 2 9.1 6
5 Rayman Fiesta Run 9.0 17
6 Papa Sangre II 8.9 8
7 Blocky Roads 8.7 4
8 Ace Patrol: Pacific Skies 8.6 6
9 Anomaly 2 8.5 9
10 Castle of Illusion 8.5 7


The Android Qi games chart for November is all about top-notch sequels.

First up is Plants vs Zombies 2, PopCap and EA's freemium-inflected re-tweak of the casual tower defence formula.

With Dead Trigger 2, meanwhile, Madfinger takes the solid FPS mechanics and gorgeous graphics of the original and fleshes it out into a more complete game.

Bringing up the rear - so to speak - is Star Wars: Tiny Death Star, which took everyone by surprise with the effortless melding of Tiny Tower management and a familiar sci-fi setting.

Qi's Top 10 Android games of November 2013

Pos.

Game

Qi rating Reviews
1 Plants vs Zombies 2 9.1 4
2 Rayman Fiesta Run 8.9 5
3 Best Park in the Universe 8.7 3
4 Deadly Bullet 8.7 3
5 Dead Trigger 2 8.4 6
6 GT Racing 2 8.3 4
7 Ragnarok Valkyrie 8.1 3
8 Football Manager Handheld 14 8.0 3
9 Combat Monsters 7.9 4
10 Star Wars: Tiny Death Star 7.8 6

N.B. While we only display the average score to one decimal place, the lists are generated to further significant figures. We just don't show them all. And, naturally, these are static graphs 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 iOS and Android games released each month to provide the definitive Quality Index top tens.

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