Among Us review
Among Us is a 2018 online multiplayer social deduction game developed and published by Innersloth, an American game studio. The game is inspired by the party game Mafia and the sci-fi horror film The Thing. Released in June 2018, the game is available for iOS and Android devices, as well as for Windows.
In Among Us, players take on one of two roles, most being Crewmates, and a predetermined number being Impostors. The Crewmates' goal is to identify the Impostors, eliminate them, and complete tasks around the map; the Impostors' 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.
The game features a space-themed setting, in which players mostly control Crewmates; a small number of players control Impostors. The Crewmates' maps are created to represent a classic space adventure, with a variation of different missions and task-based gameplay. The gameplay is accompanied by detailed graphics that are designed to resemble a space setting.
Players can play the game in single player mode, in which they can pick their desired map and play as either Crewmates or Impostors. They can also play the game in multiplayer mode, in which the game is played online, and can be played with up to 6 other players.
- A variety of maps and gameplay
- Good graphics
- Good replayability
- Loads of content
- Easy to get the hang of
- The game is not very fast, so players need to wait for the next round
- It is difficult to find friends to play with
- The game is complicated
- The game is full of bugs