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It's strange how hit games can come from the most unexpected places. Among Us is proof that you don't have to be a super developed, triple-A title, to do well in popularity. And this happened two times in the past couple of months, when Fall Guys, a simple 3D game made better in selling than The Last of Us: Part 2. It's basically proof that what you truly need for a game is to have a good idea and deliver just that. So, what's Among Us about?
Back to the basics
Among Us doesn't get into any complicated game mechanics or complex gameplay either. It's all about the player's interaction with each other. The idea of the game is pretty simple, you play the part of a member in a small crew on a spaceship. The main goal is to get to an objective location, but there is an impostor among the crew. Find the impostor and make sure justice is served.
Half Party Game, Half Mystery
One of the interesting things in Among Us is that it takes back the party game genre. There's no way to play this game in single-player mode, and it is encouraged that you play with your friends to have more fun. Of course, you can play online with random people and there are even fewer chances of someone cheating that way. Solving the mystery of who's the impostor will require you to think fast, always keep an eye out, and be able to convince other players of what happened.
Teamwork leads to success
At the beginning of each game, it tells you whether you're the impostor or a crewmember. Depending on what you get your gameplay experience will change, as a crewmember you get a list of tasks to complete. If the crewmembers complete enough tasks you win and reach the destination. As impostor, you have to sabotage the ship and kill the crewmembers, while convincing everybody that you didn't do it. There can be up to three impostors on the ship at the same time, and you also have to do some teamwork to succeed, especially at the accusation part.
Among us is a fun and addictive game, playing it online is already super fun, but playing it with your friends is especially cool. It feels as if you somehow made Danganronpa a multiplayer game, and then turn it into a party game.
There are some cool animations for the killings and even some customization for the characters in Team Fortress 2 style (that means tons of hats). Its simplicity is key to attract a bigger audience since anyone can play this game. It's available for free on smartphones, with in-game purchases available, and you can also buy it really cheap on pc. The tasks are easy to complete, and they better be, since you can get killed while performing them.
Probably the worst part of this game would be the quality of the servers for online play, now that the game is really popular they are also overloaded. Overall, the game experience, and it is enjoyable. Some things could be improved but they've already announced that there will be a sequel at some point.
- Fun to play
- Nice designs
- Servers could use improvement
Download Among Us
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP