Among Us is a game where you and your crewmates are stuck on a falling spaceship and have to fix it. The only thing is, one of the crewmates is actually an alien impostor that tries to sabotage the whole process and eliminate the rest of the crew. If you’re an impostor yourself, you can tell if the crewmate is an impostor or not by the color of their name, Impostors have a red name, Crewmates have a blue name.
It's your job as a member of the crew to find the Impostor, and if you die before you find them, you lose.
There are various tasks around the ship that you can do, including repairing the reactor, fixing the oxygen, and fixing the engines. If you complete all of the tasks, you win, if not, the Imposter wins. If you are thinking the Imposter wins when it plays, you're wrong, the crew wins when all Impostors are found and eliminated.
You can play either as a crewmate or as an impostor. The roles are chosen randomly by the game. The goal of the impostor is to complete all the tasks or eliminate all the crewmates in order to win the game. The goal of crewmates is to either fix all the ship systems before the time ends or to detect and eliminate all the impostors. Crewmates can do so by voting for the most suspicious person, and after the vote, they eject them out, into space.
Among Us graphics are 2D, but the sprites are smooth, and the game runs well even on low-end machines. Even though graphics are not that good, it is social and deductive aspects that make this game great, so graphics aren't very important for it, after all.
Among Us is a social deduction game, with a great number of players and strategies for winning the game. Also, the sessions are almost always quite short, from 5 to 10 minutes, so you can possibly play this game again and again and no session will be like the other. A great diversity of experience is what gives this game top-tier replayability.
Among Us is a great social deduction game with a lot of replayability and a good balance between randomness and strategy. It’s more similar to Mafia than to The Thing.
- Easy to play
- Challenging for the brain
- Various maps.
- Some players use discord to communicate out-of-game and it ruins all the fun.