Welcome to the New Metacritic

Today marks the debut of Metacritic's new look. If you missed our article last week describing some of our new features, we have re-printed it below. You can also read our most recent update about the site.

Our look has changed; our mission has not

ImagePart of the new-look Metacritic

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. Today, we have re-launched Metacritic with a new look and enhanced features, but our original focus remains. 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 find on the new Metacritic beginning today:

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've added 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 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 is it easier to post your own scores and opinions for every release, but user scores and reviews are 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 can also 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 can keep track of every rating and review that you’ve entered on Metacritic. In addition, you can choose your screen name, and manage your subscriptions to Metacritic’s email newsletters.

NEW (AUGUST 18): Read a response to your feedback and comments.

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Comments (854)

  • OJK  

    Hello? Metacritic? Are you even reading any of this? Never before have I seen a comments page deliver such an overwhelming tide of thumbs down to a website. I used this website regularly for years until you broke it with this staggeringly dreadful redesign - now I only come back here once every couple of months to see if you've fixed it. Well, no more - just tried to get to the full list of DS reviews by metascore (it used to be one click - it used to be a BOOKMARK FFS!), and after a few minutes of clicking around dead pages, I gave up. Don't bother fixing your site, I'm never coming back to it, and from the pages upon pages of complaints above, I guess I'm not the only one. Do your stakeholders know what a bunch of incompetant idiots you are? BYE!

  • Keagan  

    Change the website back, I can't find old reviews and the bright color scheme is bad for your eyes. Seriously even the color is wrong. Get it together meta.

  • Dan  

    Okay, so I guess you do care. (I just read the upcoming features list).
    But you didn't mention advanced search. That is definitely important.
    Thank you.

  • Dan  

    I LIKE the new metacritic. I think I'm the only one...
    However, it's slower and there's too much navigation. What the heck happened to advanced search? Do you even care what we think?

  • Joseph  

    I don't think they read comments, either that or they don't give a damn what their users think. I'll use metacritic again when they change it back.

  • Jim  

    Your new site sucks. Want the old one back. This "upgrade" has made me not like you. Number 1 reason why I don't like it: Too much going on. Number 2: When something does catch my eye, I usually end up clicking a dead link.

  • Bob  

    What happened to advanced search? Site's pretty useless without it.

  • Novak Grozni  

    So what is the point here!Hey Metacritic just calculate all of these opinions about your new look!!!Then pay for the new redesign.It is SO simple.

  • Lostme  

    OK, so I've had my whinge about the redesign like everyone else, but is anyone else noticing the music section is much lighter than it used to be? Just about every album metascored is R&B or hip-hop. Look at the most recent reviews (http://www.metacritic.com/browse/albums/release-date/new-releases/date). Except for Ryan Adams, Daft Punk and one or two others everything there is R&B. And don't tell me that's all that's being released at the moment. It's bad enough you screw with the format we loved Metacritic, but if you're showing favouritism to one genre that is showing serious bias. Metacritic is dead to me. For now I'm using anydecentmusic.com for music and Rottentomatoes or IMDB for movies and TV. I'm not a gamer so I've got no more reason to be here. Say goodbye to a long-term visitor Metacritic.

  • Former metacritic re  

    Change the website back. The new format forces me to drill through multiple confusing tabs to get to a simple destination: what were the best albums (or games or whatever) per genre per year. Bottom line = the new format sucks.

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