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
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.
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.
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