Uncover the imposter(s) among the crew before they sabotage the mission and kill the crew.
Among Us is an online multiplayer game set in space. Gameplay is focused around social deduction, voting out suspicious crew members in order to expose the imposter(s) who are working against the crew.
Among Us was released on June 15, 2018, developed and published by InnerSloth. It is available for Android, iOS and Microsoft Windows.
At the start of the game, the player is given one of two roles: crew member or imposter. There is a predetermined amount of imposters at the start of the session (1-3) and the crew is informed of the number as well.
As an imposter, the player is expected to covertly sabotage the ship and kill crew members by pressing the kill interaction button while standing close to a crew member. As a crew member, the player is expected to complete menial tasks which take form in simplistic mini games, often times as easy as pushing a button, as well as calling meetings to report suspicious behavior and found bodies. During a meeting, players are allowed to discuss before voting on a suspicious player to send out the airlock. Once a player is spaced, it is then revealed whether or not they were an imposter.
Gameplay continues until all imposters are spaced, all crew members are killed, or the crew successfully completes all tasks.
Praises and Critiques:
Gameplay is relatively simple and quick to pick up. It’s accessible and fun to players of all ages. I also like the simple art design of the game.
While I like being able to play in private groups with friends, it works best with more players, which can be trouble for small friend groups. On the flip side with large online groups, I found that rounds went by faster than I could sometimes comprehend and have the risk of players randomly dropping out.
Good for a party game, the more players the better. Also good for unwinding for a few quick rounds before getting back to work.
3 out of 5 stars. A fun party game, though not a unique concept and there are other games of this concept that I prefer.