107 - Among Us
Among Us is an innovative 2D multiplayer game for PC focused on cooperative gameplay in a science fiction environment, where players are tasked to keep various spaceship systems healthy before the entire ship breaks into thousand pieces. However, mechanical faults are not the only challenges that players have to endure! In every game, one or more players have actually been replaced by shape-shifting aliens bent on sabotage and murder, putting both regular crew and alien impostors in an impossibly fun game of cat and mouse, with elevated stakes, unpredictable tactics, and fun exchanges between players.
Built for fast gameplay, a wide array of tactics, several victory scenarios, and countless ways to make each game completely different from all others, Among Us for PC represents one of the most fun and easy to play cooperative experiences released in past few years.
Among Us game offers one objective to each part of the ship crew. The regular human crew is tasked to fill the group taskbar by competing maintenance tasks all across the ship, reacting quickly reacting to impostor sabotages, reporting any strange findings, holding emergency meetings, or ejecting the impostors from the ship. On the other hand, alien impostors only have to kill the crew in whatever way they manage, preferably by remaining anonymous, blaming some other crewmember for sabotage or kill, anonymously offing crewmembers when they are away from their friends, and quickly moving across the ship utilizing the hidden vents.
Since the game is fully focused on cooperative gameplay, the developers of this app have enabled complete cross-play matchmaking between PC, Android, and iOS gamers, with support for both local LAN and Wi-Fi user discovery and online matchmaking for 4 to 10 player matches. The visual style of the game is simplistic but still eyecatching and detailed enough to provide a wide array of fun environments, gameplay tactics, and random systemic events that can surprise the players. Customization of the crew members is limited to only basic suit color and hat design.
After it arrived on the gaming scene in 2018, this casual survival game has become a true hit among novice and young PC gamers, enabling them to experience engaging cooperative gameplay with a healthy dose of casual deception, turmoil, and friendly competition. The game has a built-in text chat function and deep integration with the Discord app for streamlined voice communication.
Among Us is an incredibly lightweight game, requiring PC gamers absolute bare minimum of system requirements such as 1 GB of RAM, any DirectX 10 graphic card, and just 250 MB of available storage space. The game is optimized to run on all modern versions of Windows OS starting with Windows 7 SP1.