Among Us review
Among Us is a phenomenally popular multiplayer online game that’s based on the classic mechanic of the Mafia party game. You can be randomly assigned a crew member or an impostor and try to trick or persuade everyone to believe you. Otherwise, the team throws you out of the ship. Let’s take a closer look at this game’s features.
Among Us is probably the only game that managed to become so popular despite the fact that the core of its gameplay is a text messenger! During every match, you have to complete several simple time-based quests to keep the starship going or manage to kill as many crew members as possible without being detected. In most cases, crew members notice corpses quickly. If you are a crew member, you have the right to alert the whole crew, start an emergency meeting, and try to figure out who’s the impostor. This can be easy if you noticed the impostor near the corpse, but you still have to prove to everyone that you’re not lying to kill an actual crew member.
If you’re an impostor, you have to lie as realistically as you can to protect yourself and make everyone think that you’re a good guy. If you manage to kill everyone, you win. If the crew includes all 10 players, you will work in a team with 2 or more impostors. Still, the best experience is to play with 1-2 impostors per match.
The whole game looks totally the same on all platforms. It’s a 2D top-down game with cartoony characters and environment. Of course, it’s not about graphics, but the style is highly memorable. You will also enjoy the soundscape. Although it consists of several simple sounds, they add up a lot to the atmosphere and make the whole game more immersive and recognizable.
Although a match lasts just around 10-15 minutes with the max player count, statistics show that players rarely leave the game after a single match. Most players stay for 1-2 hours, especially if they play with a team of friends. However, some players argue that the game is too repetitive when it comes to quests. This is a vague opinion as the main gameplay part revolves around chatting. You can just like it or not.
If you play the game on a computer, smartphone, or Nintendo Switch, you can utilize the physical or touchscreen keyboard. However, if you are playing on Xbox One or Series X/S, you may face difficulties with typing messages using a gamepad. I recommend you connect a keyboard if you want to be quick enough or use voice input.
Among Us is a phenomenal success of InnerSloth studio. After 2 years of low user count, the game managed to reach millions of players and generate immense income. All due to the high-interest rate of popular gaming influencers and their overwhelmingly well reviews.