Type of site
|1,222 (June 2018)|
|Launched||July 16, 1999|
Metacritic is a website that
Metacritic's scoring converts each review into a percentage, either mathematically from the mark given, or which the site decides subjectively from a qualitative review. Before being averaged, the scores are weighted according to the critic's fame, stature, and volume of reviews.
Metacritic was launched in January 2001 by
Marc Doyle, his sister Julie Doyle Roberts, and a classmate from the
In August 2010, the website's appearance was revamped. In June 2018, the website introduced the 'Metacritic: Must-See' label for films that attain scores of 81% (or more) alongside at least 15 professional reviews for the given film. In September 2018, it added the 'Metacritic: Must-Play' certification for video games attaining a score of 90% (or more), and a minimum number of 15 reviews from industry professionals.