Coming Soon: A Better Metacritic

Our look is changing; our mission is not

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In the nearly ten years that Metacritic has been around, our core focus has always been to make it easy for you to discover entertainment that you will love. In just a few days, we'll be re-launching Metacritic with a new look and enhanced features, but our focus will remain. Combined with our one-of-a-kind Metascores - which distill opinions from the most respected entertainment critics into a single number - and other recent additions to our site like our popular articles and reports, you'll find it easier than ever to uncover the latest and the greatest in the worlds of games, movies, music, and TV.

What’s new

In addition to an updated design throughout the site, here are some of the new features you can expect to see on the new Metacritic beginning next week:

View the distribution of reviews at a glance

Our new bar charts at the top of each of our redesigned product summary pages provide a handy breakdown of positive, mixed, and negative reviews from critics and Metacritic users for every game, movie, album, and TV show. Combined with our Metascores, these new charts instantly reveal what people are saying about every release.

Get scores, histories, and stats for people and companies

The new Metacritic  features summary pages for every actor, director, movie studio, TV network, review publication, game publisher, record label, and more. Not only can you quickly find all releases related to that person or company, but you can also view their average scores, allowing you to determine the overall quality of their work.

Watch high quality trailers and get more info in our expanded movies section

While reviews will always be our focus, we’re adding additional information about each movie on our site, including full cast and crew lists with each name linked to their own page, so you can quickly browse all releases for a particular person. We’ll also have new, high-quality movie trailers available for more current and upcoming movies than ever before, as well a listing of new trailers, so you can catch up on the latest previews. And there will be more titles than ever before available in our database for you to rate and comment upon.

Take your turn at being a critic

Not only will it be easier to post your own scores and opinions for every release, but user scores and reviews will now be displayed side by side with critic scores and reviews, making it easy to compare critic and user reactions at a glance. In every section of the site, you’ll also be able to find the titles with the highest and lowest user scores, so you can see which titles are most and least popular with your fellow Metacritic users.

Keep track of your ratings

Our new user accounts mean that you’ll be able to keep track of every rating and review that you’ve entered on Metacritic. In addition, you’ll be able to choose your screen name, and manage your subscriptions to Metacritic’s email newsletters.

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Comments (25)

  • bioadam  

    This preview looks great. The new site, however, is terrible. Please just consider the relaunch a beta test gone wrong and bring back the old site.

  • jay  

    When will the better metacritic arrive??

  • Sam  

    The site looks great, but there are some design flaws. For example, when I want to look at the top rated PC games Half life 2 comes up along with other older games. This is also true with the other categories. Other then that great work!

  • Kevin  

    How about a mobile site?

  • Game  

    And where is new look and new style? Already Tuesday

  • Mitch Tough  

    Yes, book reviews were extremely cool. There was nothing else like it.

  • jigglypuff  

    please bring back books!!!!!!!!!!!! someone start a petition.

  • Major Anatomy  

    Awesome work! I would also like to see the return of book reviews, though. Removing that makes Metacritic seem illitrit... illiterit... illegitimate... illilliterate... ahhh, dumb. Oh well, back to Starcraft... ... and yes, if you are hiring, me and 9.5% of Americans are available for work, although please pick me first.

  • Casper  

    Um, will we have the ability to see 100 Greatest Music Artists lists based on their average metascore (maybe a three album minimum to qualify?)?

    Or how about the ability to see the Top 100 Directors in the database with at least three movies?

  • Christopher  

    It looks great, but lets be honest, its not the web design that was the problem. The problem is that the Metacritic scores are often based on poor source reviews. I've always felt that Rotten Tomatoes was better at distinguishing between respected critics and bloggers. I would love to see some consistency in the compilation of these reviews.

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