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Among Us

Innersloth LLC

3.8 Version 2024.3.5

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Version
2024.3.5
Updated on
2024-03-01
OS ANDROID
Varies with device
Downloads
624.7M
Released on
2018-06-15
Category
Action game
Developer
Innersloth LLC
License
Free

Among Us is a multiplayer online game that has garnered widespread acclaim for its unique gameplay and engaging social dynamics. Developed and published by American game studio InnerSloth, it was released in 2018 but experienced a surge in popularity during 2020 due to the global pandemic and subsequent lockdowns.

Gameplay Mechanics

In Among Us, players are a part of a crew in a space-themed setting, but some players are impostors aiming to kill off the crew without being detected. The game can have between four and ten players, and up to three players can be designated as impostors. The remainder are Crewmates whose goal is to complete tasks around the map while figuring out who the Impostors are.

Impostor Vs. Crewmate

If you're an Impostor, your main task is to blend in, sow suspicion, and eliminate Crewmates without revealing your identity. As a Crewmate, your role is to complete your tasks while surviving the Impostor's attacks and trying to identify who the Impostor is. This creates a thrilling game of deception, deduction, and trust.

Communication is Key

The most vital aspect of Among Us is the discussion period that takes place whenever a dead body is reported or a player calls an emergency meeting. During these discussions, players converse, argue, and accuse others in a bid to identify the Impostors. Players can then vote on who they suspect, with the individual getting the most votes ejected from the ship.

Maps and Tasks

Among Us features three maps: The Skeld, Mira HQ, and Polus. Each offers a unique layout and different tasks, keeping gameplay interesting and challenging. Tasks are simple mini-games that serve two purposes: giving the Crewmates objectives to complete and providing opportunities for the Impostor to isolate and eliminate crew members.

Popularity and Cultural Impact

Part of the reason for Among Us's success is its accessibility and social aspect. The game can be played on several platforms, including PC, iOS, and Android, and it allows for cross-platform play. It's as much a party game as it is a video game, leading to its adoption by groups of friends during the lockdowns associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. It also became a popular game for livestreamers, further contributing to its widespread popularity.

Among Us is a game that brilliantly mixes simple gameplay with complex social dynamics. Whether you're an Impostor trying to outwit your friends or a Crewmate working to complete tasks and survive, Among Us offers a thrilling and engaging gaming experience that has captured the attention of players worldwide.

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Rating

3.8

528070 reviews

Pros

  • Great game to play online with friends.
  • Each round is different than the others.
  • Can be played with friends or with other users on public rooms.
  • Includes 3 different scenarios.

Cons

  • The interface is very basic.
  • The platform crashes suddenly.
  • It’s hard to type fast on the emergency meetings.
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Among Us

Innersloth LLC

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