Among Us

minimum age according to ESRB.
10+ minimum age according to ESRB.

What is Among Us?

Among Us is a cartoon-like strategy game that can be played on a variety of PC, mobile and console devices. Based on teamwork and betrayal, players are either ‘crewmates’ or  ‘imposters’. Crewmates try to accomplish their tasks, while imposters try to sabotage these missions and murder other crewmates.

Throughout the game, crewmates can vote on who they believe the imposter is via an ‘emergency meeting’. In these meetings, players deliberate on who they think the imposter is via chat. The person with the most votes is kicked out of the game. 

Abuse and inappropriate behaviour in chats can be reported via the chat interface. Hosts can kick or ban players from games via the lobby screen. Games require a minimum of four players and can be set to either ‘private’ or ‘public’ mode. Private mode allows hosts to invite their friends online to set up a game, while public mode allows hosts to play with others from around the world.

You can play Among Us as a ‘guest’ without an account, but this limits your interactions with other players to Quick-Chat Mode – a catalogue of pre-configured responses you can use to discuss the game. Access to free text requires registering for an account. Registered players can also choose their display name. Additional customisations are available via in-app purchasing.

A person who indicates they are under the age of 13 requires parental permission to activate their account, but there is no age-verification as part of the sign-up process. Like any game with a public chat function and a co-mingled environment, potential risks arise when adult strangers interact with children online. As such, ‘private mode’ is recommended for younger players, ideally with parental supervision.


Apps: Android appApple iOS

How do people use Among Us?

Learn more about the benefits and risks associated with how people use online games like Among Us.

Among Us is used for: gaming, messaging/online chat, in-app purchasing and screen capture.

How can you report someone?

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Last updated: 27/02/2024