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.

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Comments (853)

  • f  

    dear metacritic: site still sucks, it is useless to me now. bye.

  • Matt  

    I totally agree. I don't get why you got rid of the advanced search. Can you at least answer if it will be added on in the near future please. Narrowing search by date, genre, Metascore, and such will be awesome to this new design.

  • Formerly Loyal User  

    Metacritic Redesign: Metascore: 01 out of 100 User Rating: 0.01/10
    Overwhelming dislike

    Worse than Biodome

  • Acropolis  

    I'd be fine with the new layout if you could make the advanced search more like the old one (I know everyone is saying that, but i agree strongly) and made it so one could glance over all reviews on one page, just by clicking on the game/movie/show/album. ooh, and since I'm already typing this comment, how about adding book reviews back to the site? I was able to see that you once those on the old site.

  • Ambar  

    not good...really miss the old advanced search
    that was the one feature that made metacritic such a winner

  • Allen  

    I did a google search for "new metacritic layout" so I could comment on this. While I appreciate that a lot of effort has gone into this redesign I will echo the same concerns as everyone else that the new layout is very bad and it was great previously. Metacritic is my favorite site for reviews but unless this is reverted that will no longer be the case. Thanks,

  • jtrumpet207  

    Plus one for not liking the new layout. The new design is scattered, clunky, and tedious. I, like many many others here, have simply stopped coming to the site save for the occasional quick "Have the rolled back the changes yet" check.

  • eremolalos  

    SUX. Please return to old format.

  • Turnedoff  

    I have only used the new site twice (I used to check it everyday). The last time was about a month ago. I stopped by today to see if they fixed it (i.e., reverted back to the old site). Maybe I'll stop by again in a month. Or not. Fix this convoluted garbage or lose another customer!

  • Joe, the intern that  

    ? Like I don't no what to say... My uncl got me dis job for the summa and said Id b workin on a sweet website. All dat fancy stuff was over my head (search, filter, mobile axes) so I started over. Da boss man said "that'll do, I'm Savin a bundle hiring interns!". He got promoted, now I m goin back to school to finish 9 grades dudes. Sorry I screwed you fav site. Maybe Il come bak nxt summer to fix it. Joe

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