Playing Among Us for the First Time

Video Games

Every gamer or practically anyone with an internet connection has heard of Among Us. Even though no introduction is needed (since it’s indeed one of the most played video games in world right now), I’ll give you a short, brief introduction for the 1 percent of the readers who are left in the dark.

Among Us is a 2D, colorful game with a space-theme. Some might say the game graphics seem a bit plain, but for the majority of the people, including myself, it really adds a special charm to it in a way. It’s a multiplayer game where you can choose to either play with friends or with random people online.

Good Guy or Bad Guy

The game randomly selects 1-3 players to be “impostor(s)” and the remaining players are so called “crewmates”. Both “teams” have tremendously different missions and tasks to complete, making the game feel like it’s a “good guys vs. bad guys” kind of vibe.

Playing as a Crewmate

Crewmates’ objective is to complete various tasks on the ship, while at the same time keep their eyes open for dead bodies as they run around the ship or if they notice anything sus (suspicious). If they spot a dead body, they have the option to report it, allowing a discussion with all players (including impostor(s)) to take place. After the discussion ends, all players are obligated to either vote a person out or skip. An emergency meeting can also be called by crewmates to report on anything sus. Crewmates can win the game if they mage to complete all tasks or if they vote off the impostor(s).

Playing an Impostor

No one, other than the impostors themselves, knows who or how many impostors there are in the game. The goal for impostor(s) is to sabotage causing chaos and kill as many crewmates as they can. One advantage is that after a killing, they can quickly jump in and out of the ship’s vents, escaping unnoticeable, well…most of the time. It’s considered a victory for the impostor(s) when the majority of the crewmates have been killed.

Thoughts After Playing the Game

Firstly, let me say, I had so much fun playing the game! Even though playing as a crewmate was exciting and scary at some times (I was afraid of getting killed by impostors), playing as an impostor was even more fun, especially whenever you’d get away with a killing. I guess it’s just fun being a bad guy sometimes.

I found it difficult in the beginning to know where all the rooms were located. I also noticed the importance of remembering the name of each room. Whenever there was an emergency meeting or a dead body was reported, people would hastily ask “where?” along with “any sus?”. So, if you were the one who reported that body and you forgot the name of the room where the body was found in, you are sus to them and they will, cold heartedly, vote you off. I’m speaking from own experience here.