Among Us is a 4-10 player party game you can play online. The premise is simple: there are Impostors mixed in with your spaceship crew looking to kill everyone and sabotage the mission.
A survival mystery
Among Us takes the excitement of classic party games such as Werewolf Online. It’s challenging, immersive, and a lot of fun.
This free multiplayer game combines aspects of teamwork and betrayal. All you need are a few friends, a Discord server, or a local WiFi network. People can join from various devices, as the game is platform-independent.
Among Us will place you in a spaceship, which you should maintain to return to Earth. However, an alien Impostor (or several) is also onboard, replacing one of your crew members.
They should be easy to detect, but there’s a catch. You can’t communicate with your teammates during the gameplay—only observe their in-game behavior.
The Impostor’s role is to undermine your activities and kill everybody in the group. They sabotage your progress by moving through vents, catching other players unawares, misdirecting the murders, and poorly performing maintenance tasks.
What the crew can do is react quickly to the attacks, monitor other members, and locate the alien. Once you’re reasonably sure that you’ve discovered them, cast a vote to get them off the ship.
Otherwise, the gameplay mechanics are straightforward. You can walk, repair ship issues, murder (in some cases), and report a body you found.
Where can you run this program?
This game runs on Android 9.0, iOS 12.1.2 Windows 7, and newer versions.
Is there a better alternative?
Yes. Space Station 13 has a similar theme and a bit more layers to the story. Other, less complex alternatives include Hide Online and Town of Salem.
Although ship maintenance tasks get somewhat repetitive, Among Us picks up with the first murder. It’s delightful to see your friends lie, backstab, and cooperate to find the Impostor.
Should you download it?
Yes. As long as you have a big enough group of friends interested in the story, this game will offer you hours of fun.