Review

Among Us is a 2018 online multiplayer social deduction game developed and published by American game studio Innersloth. It was released on iOS and Android devices in June 2018 and on Windows in November 2018, featuring cross-platform play between these platforms. The game was also ported for the Nintendo Switch in December 2020, and has planned rel...

Among Us

  • Samanta Blumberg
  • Sep 10, 2021

Among Us is a 2018 online multiplayer social deduction game developed and published by American game studio Innersloth. It was released on iOS and Android devices in June 2018 and on Windows in November 2018, featuring cross-platform play between these platforms. The game was also ported for the Nintendo Switch in December 2020, and has planned releases for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S in 2021.

Gameplay

The gameplay of Among Us follows the same formula as Mafia and The Thing. The game takes place in a space-themed setting, in which players each take on one of two roles, most being Crewmates, and a predetermined number being Impostors. The goal of the Crewmates are to identify the Impostors, eliminate them, and complete tasks around the map; the Impostor's goal is to covertly sabotage and kill the Crewmates before they complete all of their tasks. Players suspected to be Impostors may be eliminated via a plurality vote, which any player may initiate by calling an emergency meeting (except during a crisis) or reporting a dead body. Crewmates win if all Impostors are ejected or all tasks are completed, whereas Impostors win if there is an equal number of Impostors and Crewmates, or if a critical sabotage goes unresolved.

Graphics

The graphics of Among Us has been generally praised by critics, with many people mentioning that the graphics add to the game's atmosphere.

Information about replayability

There are currently 5 different maps in Among Us, each with its own set of tasks. The COVID-19 pandemic has also been credited to the growth of the game.

Conclusion

Among Us is a game which, while not perfect, is unique in the way that it uses a game where players are competing against one another to cooperatively complete tasks. The game is constantly updated, and, due to its three additional maps, has high replayability.

Pros:
  • Among Us is a multiplayer game which allows for a more social experience
  • The game is cross-platform and it is possible to play with friends on other platforms
  • The game offers a choice between two different roles, giving players the opportunity to try something new every time
  • Among Us offers a variety of different roles and tasks which allows for a different experience each time
  • The game has a simple interface, which is convenient for people who want to play but don't want to spend time figuring out how to play
Cons:
  • The game has a small community, which can make it difficult to find online games to play
  • The game has a small map selection, which can make it difficult to find a map that you enjoy
  • The game has a lot of technical issues, which can make it difficult for people to play, or can make it difficult for people to find games to play
  • The game has a lot of bugs, which can make it difficult to find games or can make it difficult for people to play
  • The game's community has been criticized for being toxic
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