Review

Among Us is a multiplayer social deduction game where two factions, Impostors and Crewmates, are trying to destroy each other. The game has three maps, with the Skeld being the first map released. In the game, players take the role of Crewmates, and a predetermined number take the role of Impostors. The goal of Crewmates is to identify the Impostor...

Among Us

  • Greg Burn
  • Sep 05, 2021

Among Us is a multiplayer social deduction game where two factions, Impostors and Crewmates, are trying to destroy each other. The game has three maps, with the Skeld being the first map released. In the game, players take the role of Crewmates, and a predetermined number take the role of Impostors. The goal of Crewmates is to identify the Impostors and eliminate them, and vice versa for the Impostors. The game was released on iOS and Android devices in June 2018 and Windows in November 2018, and has a planned release for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S in 2021.

Gameplay

Players are assigned either the role of Crewmates, which are the ones who are trying to find the Impostors, or the role of Impostors, who are trying to sabotage the Crewmates. The Crewmates win if all the Impostors are eliminated or all the tasks are completed, whereas the Impostors win if there are an equal number of Impostors and Crewmates, or if a critical sabotage goes unresolved. The game is played in rounds, each of which is divided into two phases. The first phase is Day, in which players are assigned a random role, and the second phase is Night, in which players may use their abilities. Players may also vote to call an emergency meeting to accuse players of being Impostors. The game begins with the Day 1 phase, in which players may attempt to reveal the Impostors by each each other. Players may also use their abilities or sabotage others. Upon joining a game, players are randomly assigned a role of either Crewmate or Impostor, with a predetermined number of Impostors. The Crewmates' goal is to identify and eliminate the Impostors, and complete tasks around the map. The Impostors' goal is to covertly sabotage and kill the Crewmates before they complete all of the tasks. Players may be eliminated via a plurality vote.

Graphics

The game takes place in a space-themed setting, and the graphics are simplistic and child-friendly, with not many different colors.

Information about replayability

Every game of Among Us is different. Every map has a different number of Impostors and Crewmates, and different tasks to complete. The gameplay of each map is also different. For example, on the Airship map, the Impostors have the ability to sabotage the engines.

Conclusion

Among Us is a multiplayer social deduction game. The player assumes the role of one of two player types, crewmates or impostors. The crewmates' goal is to identify and eliminate impostors, the imposter's goal is to covertly sabotage and kill the crewmates before they complete all of their tasks.

Pros:
  • Every game is different
  • The gameplay of each map is different
  • It is a social game, which can be played by many people at once
  • It is a good party game
  • It is a thrilling game
  • It has a high replayability rate
  • It is a mentally stimulating game
Cons:
  • It has a high replayability rate
  • It is a mentally stimulating game
  • It is a party game, which means that it can only be played by a certain number of people
  • It is a thrilling game
  • It requires an active internet connection
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