A website that aggregates reviews of films, TV shows, music albums, video games and formerly, books

Metacritic is a website that aggregates reviews and ratings from various sources to provide a comprehensive and unbiased score for movies, TV shows, video games, music, and books. It was founded in 1999 and is owned by Red Ventures.

The site uses a unique metascore system, which is a weighted average of all the individual scores given by professional critics. This allows users to get a better understanding of the overall critical reception of a particular piece of media.

Metacritic also includes user reviews, but they are not factored into the metascore. However, users can still see the average user rating for a particular item, as well as read individual user reviews.

The site features a wide range of media, from popular blockbusters to independent films, from mainstream music to niche genres, and from best-selling books to lesser-known titles. This makes it a valuable resource for both casual consumers and serious enthusiasts.

In addition to the metascore, Metacritic also provides a list of top-rated items in each category, as well as a release calendar for upcoming media releases. Users can also create an account to customize their experience, save their favorite items, and participate in discussions with other users.

Metacritic has become a go-to destination for many people looking for reliable and comprehensive reviews and ratings. Its user-friendly interface, vast range of media coverage, and accurate metascore system make it a valuable tool for anyone looking to make informed decisions about their entertainment choices.