Are you looking for a list of the best games like Among Us to betray your friends? Good news, we’ve got you covered.
Among Us is an online multiplayer game designed for 4 to 10 players. Depending on the settings, 1 to 3 players are assigned the role of Imposter. In contrast, the remaining ones try to complete various tasks and sleuth out the traitors before they’re picked off one by one.
In this list, we’ll be highlighting a selection of titles similar to Among Us in one way or another.
While many of them fall under the social deduction genre of games, we’ve also included a couple of other party games and one weird simulation game that could easily occur within the Among Us universe.
Make sure to check back as we continue to update this list with new games in the future.
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One of the best social deduction games to come out in recent years is Project Winter. It sees 8 players dropped into a frigid wilderness where all they have is each other. In order to escape, survivors have to work together, often splitting up into pairs to help gather resources and repair shelter.
Like Among Us, the game shakes things up by throwing secret traitors into the mix. The traitor’s job is to sabotage the group’s escape while avoiding suspicion. They can kill other survivors themselves, spread lies to create doubt, or just let mother nature sort it out.
What makes Project Winter special is the numerous challenges the game presents to the survivors. Apart from betrayers, players need to be cautious of dangerous climate, unfriendly animals, and the potential of being expelled through a group vote.
Town of Salem
Platforms: PC, macOS, Android, iOS
If you’ve ever played Mafia or Werewolf, then you already have a good idea of how Town of Salem plays out. Each game sees 7-15 players splitting up into different factions with unique interests. The Town members want to keep their village safe, the Mafia wants to take control, the Serial Killers want to murder, and the Arsonists just want to watch the world burn.
The catch here is no one knows which players are good and which are evil, forcing you to build trust, form alibis, and try your best to stay alive. The biggest challenge comes during the night when players are given free rein to carry out specific tasks related to their role.
The Sherriff might interrogate a suspect, Doctors heal a patient, and Arsonists set homes on fire. Since there are over 33 roles, you have a good chance of getting assigned a different one each game. When it’s all said and done, the group can send someone to the gallows to hang the following morning in a town vote.
If you’re in the market for another social deduction game that lets you and your friends play as colorful spacemen, then look no further than Unfortunate Spacemen. This free to play survival shooter sees up to 16 players planning a galactic escape across various alien biomes.
However, like Among Us, not every player is to who they say they are. In order to determine who the monster is, the group will have to keep an eye out for any suspicious behavior while also battling waves of alien insects. The addition of combat provides another layer of strategy that both the Crew and imposter can take advantage of.
Where the game has Among Us beat is map selection, boasting 15 uniquely-themed locales such as arctic outposts, abandoned space stations, futuristic hyper-trains, and ancient dig-sites. Unfortunate Spacemen features a story mode that can be played solo or cooperatively, along with a survival mode with increasingly difficult enemies.
Barotrauma is a demanding 2D co-op survival horror game in which a group of 2-16 players complete various jobs aboard a space submarine. The game takes place in a dark future where humanity has fled to Jupiter’s Moon Europa only to discover a brutal underwater ecosystem below its icy exterior.
Working together, teams will have to do everything in their power to keep the submarine operational as they accept and carry out missions. Each crew member is assigned a unique role ranging from Ship Captain to Medic to Engineer and will have to fulfill their duties to the best of their abilities.
Adding to the complexity is a hidden betrayer who will attempt to undermine the team’s endeavors at every opportunity. It is already quite difficult to uncover the betrayer in Among Us, so you can envision how much more intense it becomes when you introduce water leaks, damaged ship hulls, and frightening extraterrestrial sea creatures.
Suppose you’re looking to transition to another ‘traitor simulator’ that plays out like Among Us for the most part. In that case, Deceit is definitely worth checking out. In it, a team of players awake to find themselves in spooky procedurally-generated maps.
Coming together, they’ll have to complete a variety of tasks in order to progress to the next area until they eventually escape. By now, you know the drill: a portion of the group is secretly infected monsters tasked with killing off the innocent players. Where Deceit kicks things up a notch is its gameplay variety.
In addition to finishing tasks to reveal new areas, players have many tools, traps, and weapons at their disposal. Since the infected need to consume blood to transform into the monster, innocent players also have to keep an eye out for blood bags scattered throughout each map.
Platforms: PC, Xbox One
Set within the Hello Neighbor universe, Secret Neighbor is a survival horror multiplayer game that sees a group of adolescents trying to sneak into their scary Neighbor’s home looking for evidence to prove they’re holding a child prisoner in their basement.
The goal is to reach the Neighbor’s basement, which can only be accessed by finding multiple keys throughout the house. The twist is one of the 6 kids is actually the Neighbor in disguise. Their job is to prevent the kids from getting to the basement by either sabotaging the mission or eliminating every player.
The Neighbor player can select from several classes as well as use a variety of gadgets and traps to hunt down the kids. Like Among Us, the game is best when everyone is paranoid and afraid to trust each other, resulting in wild accusations and unpredictable moments.
Hidden Agenda is an action-adventure mystery game developed by Supermassive Games, best known for the narrative-driven horror title Until Dawn. It sees you controlling a homicide detective and a district attorney as the pair try to uncover the identity of a serial killer known as The Trapper.
It’s one of many PlayStation titles to take advantage of the PlayLink feature, which allows other players to join your game using their smartphone and vote on various decisions that affect the story. In Competitive mode, the goal is to create conflict within the group and prevent the detective and attorneys from nailing their suspect.
The game supports up to 5 players, leaving plenty of room to cast doubt and spread paranoia as each person tries to carry out their own hidden agenda. The only downside is you’re limited to playing in couch co-op since the other players’ smartphones have to be within range of the host’s PS4.
Enemy On Board
Platforms: PC, macOS
Next up, we have Enemy On Board, another free to play social deduction game that casts 2 players as alien imposters who must sabotage the Crew. The Crewmates’ goal is to survive long enough to sus out the traitors and keep the space station operational.
The game has various classes to choose from, each with different skills and advantages that can help in different situations. Similar to “Among Us,” the Crew can only use Voice Comms at specific times, which gives the Imposters enough time to plan their strategies.
Enemy On Board also emphasizes combat, offering various weapons and traps for Crewmates to defend themselves. If a Crew is coordinated enough, they can eventually transform into a Cyborg powerful enough to take on the alien imposters.
While it’s technically not a social deduction game, Pummel Party offers plenty of opportunities to screw over your friends and stir up trouble. Best summed up as ‘Mario Party on steroids,’ the game has up to 4 players traversing hazardous maps, landing on different spaces that can yield an assortment of weapons, power-ups, and traps.
During the board game phase, players can collect coins, plant booby traps, and target opponents using various guns. The goal is to come out victorious by destroying your opponents any chance you get, including during exciting mini-games that add some sort of twist to classic party game tropes.
You can play ‘every man for themselves’ or decide to gang up on whoever’s currently in the lead. Pummel Party also features an optional mini-game mode that skips all the board game sections, allowing you and your group to jump right into the action.
Platforms: PC, macOS, PS4, Xbox One, Switch
One of the older titles on this list, Castle Crashers is an action-packed beat-em-up that has aged remarkably well by today’s standards. It also happens to feature a similar colorful 2D hand-drawn art style as Among Us.
Created by The Behemoth, the game requires you and your pals to cut and fight your way to victory, all while rescuing a princess and protecting your kingdom’s dignity. You can team up to play the main mode or engage in player versus player battles with both free for all and team options.
Here, you can use your friends as target practice and try out Castle Crashers arsenal of over 40 different weapons. If you and your Crew have been playing Among Us for a while, it may do you some good to change things up with a palette cleanser that looks like it could have easily been played on New Grounds back in the day.
Viscera Cleanup Detail
Have you ever wondered what happens to the bodies of the deceased Crewmates in Among Us? Well, now you can finally come up with an answer. Viscera Cleanup Detailmay not be like Among Us in terms of actual gameplay but shares a comparable ‘dark humor’ tone and spaceship setting.
In it, you take on the role of a space-station janitor assigned to clean up some comically-terrible messes. To assist you in your task, the game provides various tools and cleaning supplies likes mops, brooms, and buckets in addition to more ‘out-there’ options such as a laser gun used to repair bullet holes.
Be prepared to roll up your sleeves as most rooms are filled with dismembered bodies and alien guts that can stick to your shoes and create even bigger messes. Your performance is reviewed at the end of each level, and failing to hit your quota may see you launched out into deep space.