This game is rated PEGI 7
Our review includes potentially triggering words:
Death, Horror and Killing.
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Posted: 2 years ago, last updated 2 weeks ago.
The novelty with Amoung Us is that you don't know who the traitor is so it becomes a games of wits as much as action. Like a parlour game, you must implicate other players in any killing or sabotage to deflect suspicion from yourself. The crew can vote to eject suspicious players. Being able to do this on a game with up to 10 people, each on separate devices, is a lot of fun for the family.
The impostor wins by doing away with all the crew, while the crew win by managing to repair the ship and eject all the impostors. To do this they must react quickly to the sabotages and use admin maps and security cameras to keep tabs on other people.
You can opt for a Local or Online game. If playing with people you don't know you can select the Censor Chat mode that limits words and aims to blank out profanity.
Among Us is not on PlatStation or Xbox. Among Us 2 has more chance of being on a console, although this will come to PC and smartphones first. There is a Roblox version of the game for Xbox, PC and smartphones. Roblox Among Us and (more popular) Roblox Impostor offer a similar experience.
You can play this game in the following styles:
Apple App Store rates Among Us 9+ for Infrequent/Mild Cartoon, Fantasy Violence and Horror/Fear Themes.
9+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Although you could play this at a younger age, it's most fun when players understand how to trick (and not to be tricked). Having the skill to convincee friends and parents of their innocence has that added irony when you know this is hard to do in real life.
Account RatingYou need be 18-years-old to to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold for online play, but can then configure family accounts for younger players to play online with Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S.
You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to Nintendo Online, but can then create accounts for children of any age to play online with Nintendo Switch.
|Xbox One||£4.19||–||Free |
Xbox Game Pass
Xbox Game Pass
|Xbox Series X|S||–||–||Free |
Xbox Game Pass
You need to purchase a Nintendo Online subscription to play online with Nintendo Switch.
You need to purchase a Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online with Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S.
There is additional content you can purchase:
- Brainslug Pet Bundle - adds Slug pets and UFO's to the game.
- Polus Skin Bundle - adds a new map, winter gear and mining outfits.
- Bedcrab Pet Bundle - adds Bedcrab and Squiq pets.
- Hamster Pet Bundle - adds Hamster and Dog pets.
Among Us is free on iOS and Android but has adverts you can remove with a payment, as well as the above downloadable content. There are the following purchases:
- Mini Crewmate Bundle
- Remove All Ads
- Hamster Pet Bundle
- MIRA HQ Skin Bundle
- 1M Download Hat Bundle
- Top Hat
- Polus Map Skins
- Brainslug Pet Bundle
- Stickmin Pet Bundle
- White Top Hat
You can adjust the time you have to discuss and vote on who is an impostor, as well as reduce the player, crew mate and impostor speed. You can adjust the speed at which players move. You can also adjust abilities for each player (how hard it is to kill a player and how far they can see) to give new players an advantage. However, these are determined by the lobby you join, rather than by the individual player.
When players are doing tasks that involve connecting coloured wires, like in Electrical, each side of the wires will have symbols. This should mean players know which ends to line up, even if they can't tell which colour they are.
Almost all the mini games can be completed without any timing or quick actions. There are a few exceptions. There are Sabotage tasks that can have a time limit or the imposter wins. There are some specific tasks that require holding a button.
The game provides a map where all task locations are. The game will also have arrows pointing you in the right direction for certain tasks.
Originally, when using keyboard and mouse you couldn't click to move. An update is adding the ability to click to move with the mouse when using keyboard and mouse control option.
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