Developed and published by Innersloth, Among Us was inspired by Mafia, a party-style game, and the science fiction horror flick, The Thing. Initially released on Android and iOS in June of 2018 and in November of the same year, it was made available on Windows.
In 2020, it was released on Nintendo Switch, and in 2021, it was available on PS4 PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. Thanks to the more widespread availability, as well as Twitch streamers and YouTubers, Among Us exploded in popularity in 2020, and it remains popular to this day.
If you’re a fan of the space-themed deduction game and you’re looking for similar games, read on to check out our top picks of games that are like Among Us.
Among Us Game Features
|Release Date:||June 15, 2018|
Xbox Series X/S
|Genre:||Party, social deduction|
| Game Modes:||MultiPlayer|
1. Dread Hunger
First on our list of games like Among Us is Dread Hunger. Developed by Dread Hunger Team and Published by Digital Confectioners, this game is a newcomer to the scene, as it was only released in January of 2022 on Windows.
Dread Hunger adheres to the Among Us concept, yet it uses an 1850s-style open-world setting, coupled with a first-person perspective. Another notable difference is that unlike Among Us, in Dread Hunger, there can be several imposters rather than a single imposter, even when you’re playing with buddies.
The game takes place in the frigid Arctic. To survive, you need to build fires, keep predators at bay, make your own supplies, hunt, and even make use of blood magic.
It’s important to note that you play with an 8-man part, and some players may be foes rather than friends; they can shoot you to obtain your resources at any given moment, for example.
Your mission is to find the Northwest Passage and you get to select from a variety of Classes to develop a team and stay alive in the dangerous conditions. Predators aren’t your primary enemy; rather, hunger is.
If you enjoy Among Us, you’ll be sure to like the survival adventure/craft game, Dread Hunger.
Released in 2017, Deceit was developed and published by World Makers, Deceit is similar to Among Us in that it’s based on deception, trust, and outright lies. In order to survive this social deduction game, you need to locate the innocent players in your group.
That said, it’s a first-person shooter game, and unlike Among Us, there isn’t a local gaming option. Furthermore, a Game Master voice guides you through the game, and it places an interesting spin on your competitors.
There are a total of six players on each map, and of them, two are infected with a deadly sickness. The ill players are on a mission to destroy and murder innocent players. There are two ways the competition can come to an end: when an innocent player escapes or is killed.
As such, innocent players must be vigilant the entire time and figure out how to make their way to safety, all while they are actively hunted by the infected would-be killers; however, no one knows who the killers are.
In order to survive, you can use any tools you may find along the way, such as guns, scanners, and lights (which are scarce), and determine if you should help other players or not. The infected can turn into mutants, but because they need blood bags, they do leave clues.
3. Hidden in Plain Sight
A local multiplayer game, Hidden in Plain Sight was published and released by Adam Spragg in 2014. Like Among Us, Stealth is focus of the game. You need to blend in with a crowd of NPCs and get rid of other players before they harm you. The perspective is top-down, the graphics are basic, and the mechanics are simple.
Eliminating others is the basic goal, and you have to do so without other players noticing you’ve eliminated anyone. As you make your way through the game, you have to silently stop other NPCs, too. The key here is that the only way that you can play is in local multiplayer mode; hence the name of the game.
Doing what you have to do while you’re in the same room as your friends can be super tricky. There are other game modes, such as Death Race, which involves a race to the finish line between NPCs and other players.
Released in 2018, Betrayal.io was developed and published by End Game Interactive. It’s a social deduction game, which is why it’s similar to Among Us. A major positive about this game, however, is that it can be played directly on your browser; you don’t have to download the game.
A major difference between this game and Among is that you will need to choose a role for yourself: a Betrayal or a crewmate (like Among Us); you can either be a Sheriff (kills traitors) or a Jester (spreader of lies).
The roles selected set the match for 12 players in the lobby; however, gameplay is a lot like Among Us in that crewmates must complete tasks and there’s a ship that is about to embark on a journey. Furthermore, trust, lies, deceit, and witts are all central to the game.
You can either cooperate with other players or work against them, helping, convincing, or deceiving teammates. Though it’s similar to Among Us, Betrayal.io is harder than Among Us; however, if you like Among Us, you’ll definitely find it appealing.
5. Project Winter
Project Winter was developed by Other Ocean Interactive, published by Other Ocean Group, and was released in May 0f 2019. Project Winter involves survival, trust, and betrayal, making it similar to Among Us, yet it also features elements that are similar to Dead Hunger in that you have to collect resources, craft, repair things, and complete tasks in order to stay alive.
Each match features 8 players, and there are traitors within the group. Other players can either gain your trust or they can sabotage you by spreading lies about you and gaining allies. There’s a text chat option, too, as well as a voice chat that allows you to interact with nearby characters.
Also, and as you’d expect, you wouldn’t know who the traitors are; after all, the game is about deception and survival.
In order to survive, you need to complete a number of tasks in order to access a rescue vehicle that will get them off the tundra. Tasks include things like harvesting crops, restoring a radio cabin, cutting down trees, and locating crates of resources.
Adding to the difficulty is that traitors need to prevent survivors from escaping by sneaking, sabotaging, and lying to them. Teamwork is vital, as traitors have radios that they can us to communicate with other imposters.
6. Town of Salem
At first glance, Town of Salem might appear to be a lighthearted game, as the imagery is similar to South Park; however, it isn’t a comedy in any way, and in fact, the content is quite dark. Released by Blank Media Games in 2014, it’s one of the oldest games in the genre, and it’s also one of the darker ones.
As many as 15 players can play each match. Random roles are assigned to each player in the Town. These roles can include: Town Members, Arsonists, Mafia, Serial Killers, or they can remain neutral. Town members have to find the Mafia and other evil-doers before they impose too much harm, but Town members don’t know the roles of other players.
That said, if you enter the Town as an evil-doer, you will need to complete your objectives using trickery, stealth, and deception. Just a quick tip: if you’re playing as a serial killer, the best time to commit your task is in the dead of night.
The town settings, characters, pets, house, names, lobby icon, and death animations can all be customized. There are other cool features, too; voting phases where players can try to figure out who the evil ones are, for example.
7. Secret Neighbor: Hello Neighbor Multiplayer
A social deception game, Hello Neighbor’s Secret Neighbor was developed by Hologryph and Eerie Guest Studios, and it was published by TinBuild. It was released in 2019, and it’s one of the few titles on this list – and in this genre – that can be played on Microsoft devices.
This multi-player social horror game is about a group of intruders who are on a mission to save their friend from the evil Neighbor’s basement. There’s just one problem: one of the intruders is the enemy, and you have no idea who it is.
There are a total of six players, and one is the Neighbor, or the traitor, and he or she blends in with intruders, attempting to gain their trust. Essentially, the evil-doer is seeking an opportunity to trap their enemeies.
As the match proceeds, the excitement intensifies, as do the horrors, as players continue to disappear. The mechanics of gameplay are simple to understand, too.
8. Unfortunate Spacemen
This game is similar to Among Us; however, it’s much, much darker. In this game, you’ll play as interstellar workers who ae waiting to be picked up and taken back home by the company they work for.
There’s a catch, though: one player is shapeshifting alien that looks like it came right out of the horror flick The Thing, and this evil alien is hell-bent on offing everyone and anyone before they have a chance to escape to freedom.
The humans, as well as the alien, have access to a wide assortment of tools and equipment to choose from that they can use to defend themselves in an attempt to survive.
Unfortunate Spacemen’s gameplay is entirely in the first-person. As such, if you’re a fan of Among Us, you will definitely enjoy how this game really captures the horror of a relatively similar concept. Unfortunate Spacemen features solid combat mechanics, too, which allows humans to work in coordination with one another in an attempt to fight back.
This feature makes Unfortunate Spacemen one of the highest rated social deduction games out there. There are several other modes, as well as lots of customization, as well, which further adds to its appeal.
Unfortunate Spacemen was released in June of 2020, it’s available on PC, and several game modes are available, including multiplayer, co-op/solo story, and horde mode.
9. Werewolves Within
Next on our list of games that are similar to Among Us is Werewolves Within. This social education game is available for Windows VR devices, as well as PSVR (PS4s virtual reality). It was developed by Red Storm Entertainment, published by Ubisoft, and it was released in December of 2016.
While it didn’t garner a lot of traction when it was first launched, over time, it’s popularity has certain increased, and at the time of writing, the fan base had grown exponentially.
Between five and eight players can play per match of Werewolves Within. Each match takes place in a medieval village known as Gallowston, and it is in this village where you must figure out who the werewolves are.
That’s a lot easier said than done, as the werewolves look just like “regular humans”, but they can turn into savage monsters at any moment and in the blink of an eye. You can either be a villager or a shapeshifter, or a werewolf, in this game; however, whichever player you choose to be, you can end up dead in at any moment.
In order to succeed in their evil agenda, the werewolves rely on deceit and lying. The villagers fill particular roles and they use the art of persuasion in order to analyze and figure out the identity of their enemies.
If you’re a fan of Among Us, there’s no doubt that you will enjoy the fast-paced, action-packed game that involves tons of chaos and lots of gore. That said, however, the matches in Werewolves Within are a lot shorter than they are in Among Us. Also, if you really do enjoy the game, check out the movie that is based on Werewolf Within.
10. Triple Agent
A mobile party game, Triple Agent is based on deception and manipulation. It was both developed and published by torfias and Sig Gunnarson, it was released in July of 2017, and it’s available on both Android and iOS devices.
In addition to being based on deception and manipulation, players have to select roles in Triple Agent. There are several agents available, and each one has its pros and cons. Moreover, in addition to selecting an agent, the game selects a team for you, and you can either be a service agent, a virus agent, or a double agent. Essentially, other players will need to figure out who the double agent is before a match comes to an end.
Triple Agent is all about concealing identities, bluffing, and betraying other players. Like Among Us, it’s a social deduction game, and the matches run for 10 minutes each. Importantly, matches take place on a single phone, which means that players will need to pass the device to check out any new information or to reveal any clues. This can add to the fun; however, it can also make playing the game challenging.
When the game is comes to an end, players have a chance to vote on who they want to imprison. If the double agent is captured by the players, the Service wins; however, if they don’t capture the double agent, then the virus is the winning team. The bottom line: Triple Agent is an easy to play game that’s all about making decisions.
11. Overcooked! 2
Next up on our list of games that are similar to Among Us is Overcooked! 2. This story-driven co-op adventure game was developed by Team 17, published by Ghost Town Games, and released in August of 2018 on a variety of platforms, including Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Windows, macOS, Linus, and Amazon Luna.
Essentially, this game is an entertaining cooking simulator in which you and other player share comical experiences in the kitchen.
Together, you and your friends play as a team of chefs and manage a chaotic kitchen. Fighting against the “hunger of The Unbred” is the goal of the game, and the story takes you across a collect of maps and a variety of challenges.
In Overcooked! 2, you will need to work together with other players in order to achieve the highest scores possible; however, a teammate can totally play mind games with you, as well as play games against you in order to acquire a better score on the scoreboard.
Whichever way you go, the gameplay involves taking orders from “customers”, cooking dishes, and delivering the finished dishes in a timely manner. With each map, the orders get wilder and more challenging than the previous maps; additionally, the available ingredients continue to change and evolve.
The bottom line is this: Overcooked! 2 is a funny and engaging game that’s a bit challenging, too. We suggest playing it with people you’re comfortable with; in particular a parent and child activity.
12. Mario Party Superstars
The most recent addition to Nintendo’s multiplayer party game, Mario Party Superstars can be played online, in your local vicinity, or against bots.
It was released in October of 2021 for Nintendo Switch, and it was developed by ND Cube and published by Nintendo. As you probably guessed, it’s this party game is multiplayer and competitive, and similar to Among Us, it’s very simple to play, and is friendly for all ages, making it a great family game.
Additionally, there are a variety of maps and literally hundreds of mini-games, which keep things interesting and adds to the appeal.
In Mario Party Superstars, several old boards and mini-games have been brought back, giving is a bit of nostalgia; however, the revitalized content has been upgraded with new visuals, and the music has been remastered. In addition to that, there’s a new mini-game, too.
The gameplay is similar to all other Mario multiplayer party games in that you select a character to play as and then enter a map. On each players turn, they enter a mini-game, wherein they compete for coins. All of the mini-games are entertaining and are easy to understand – and to play.
In a nutshell, Mario Party Superstars is a great pick if you like Among Us and you’re looking for something that’s similar, or you want to play something that’s family-friendly, yet features a fun, competitive edge. It is important to note, however, that it is exclusive to Nintendo.
13. Pummel Party
Released in September of 2018, Pummel Party was developed and published by Rebuilt Games. This online multi-player party game is tons of fun. Between four and eight people can play per match, or if you prefer, you can fill up your lobby with AI characters to play against.
Pummel Party is all about defeating other players via a variety of silly mini-games. It’s similar to the Mario Party series in that you travel throughout the game in a map-like interface in order to access the different mini-games. New hazardous terrains are introduced with each challenge, as well as new weapons that you can use to “pummel” other players.
You can access an arsenal of crazy weapons in order to establish moments that are both game-changing and that may just illicit rage. The range of mini-games is varied, and there are knock-out competitions, as well as treasure quests.
14. Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
If you’re looking for a friendly, entertaining, and easy to play game, Fall Guys is definitely one of the best options. This series of competitive multiplayer party games has been popular for quite a while, and Ultimate Knockout was released in 2020 by Epic Games.
The setting is simple: you choose a customizable marshmallow-shaped guy and head into a match. There are hundreds of players and tons of challenges in every match, and the game ends when there’s just one player remaining.
Gameplay is all about jumping, running, and making other movements to get around silly obstacles, like huge soccer balls. The cartoony, colorful images, and the silly music add to the appeal.
Stowaway is a 10-player social deduction game with a pirate theme. Each stowaway receives a pistol and has to kill all other players before the ship reaches its destination. Competitors try to survive while they determine who the stowaways are.
Features include full proximity chat, which the claustrophobia-inducing map and the ability to hide yourself from other players only makes better.
The game is based on Kriegsshiff Revenge, a real ship from 1577. You can explore the entire map, and it features a cool historical aspect. The game is a lot of fun; however, the lobby of players is on the small size, which some may see as a downside.
If you’re looking for an entertaining game like Among Us, check out the options on this list. You’ll find other silly, easy to play options, as well as some that are more challenging and even have a darker side. Whatever appeals to you, you’ll be sure to find something that will suit your interests on this list of titles.