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Among us is the latest trend, and it is good asynchronous multiplayer. It’s a rare type of game that simply means that some players (the “impostors” in the case of Among Us) have abilities and goals that other players do not. But while this is a rare genre, Among Us is definitely not the first, so if your group of friends are fed up with games among us, here are some new asynchronous multiplayer games to try.
Ice Cold Deception: Project Winter (PC)
In this icy title, up to eight players are dropped into an icy arena where they must complete objectives to escape. But one or two players are traitors who must either kill all survivors or sabotage them so they cannot escape. Project Winter focuses a lot on the skills and knowledge of the players, as you have to craft items to survive, find places scattered around the map, and engage in a real combat system. With localized voice chat, players can only talk to other loved ones, which enhances immersion.
Infected: Left 4 Dead 2 (PC)
Left 4 Dead 2 has a few modes for single player and multiplayer, however, the one we want to focus on here is “Versus”. In this mode, up to eight players play as survivors or infected, and each has different paths to victory. The Survivors try to get into the Saferoom, and the Infected try to stop them – simple, but that’s all you need for asynchronous action. This is a great way to challenge your friends, as each of you should consider the best strategies for your respective teams.
Among us, but with weapons: Unhappy Spacemen (PC)
Take the base premises behind Among Us, give weapons to teammates and turn them into a first-person shooter, and you’ve got some hapless Spacemen. It’s a survival horror take on the genre where you have to survive on a spaceship as shape-shifting aliens (controlled by other players, of course) stalk the teammates inside. . It supports up to 16 players at a time, so you can get groups together on a large scale. You’ll have to be a good shooter in this one to defend yourself, assuming you survive long enough. The game is even free (with cosmetics as in-game purchases), so everyone can participate in the action.
In the Crowd: Spy Party (PC)
Unlike the other games here, Spy Party is only designed for two players: a spy and a sniper. The spy’s job is to complete objectives scattered throughout the level while trying to appear as one of the NPCs on the map. On the other hand, the sniper looks for when the spy is wrong, either by performing a task at the wrong time or by moving strangely. With a clock running constantly, it will be a tense game.
It’s important to note that Spy Party has been in Early Access right now and has been for around two years, so don’t be surprised if there are any technical or gameplay issues. There is no estimated release date of 1.0 yet.
You are the boss: Bossgard (PC)
In Bossgard, one player controls an enemy boss while everyone tries to defeat it. This is a simple, but undeniably excellent premise. Using strong attacks as a boss is satisfying, and trying to outsmart the boss as a Viking is a good time. There are a few different modes available depending on the number of players, but as long as you have between three and six players, you’ll be fine. There are a variety of bosses to play and weapons to choose from, this game should offer plenty of fun monster killing sessions.
Classic Deduction: City of Salem (Mobile / Web / PC)
The city of Salem doesn’t have any fancy mechanics or graphics to distract you – that’s pure social deduction. Based on the popular social game Werewolf (also known as Mafia), every night someone in the city is murdered, and it’s up to the townspeople to find out who the murderer is. Some players may have special roles like the nurse who can protect people from murder, or the investigator who can work to uncover the roles of other players. The game is as deep as the mind games you play, so with the right group it will be a fantastic time.
You can play Town of Salem for free at Android, ios, or the Web version. You can also buy it by Steam for $ 4.99 and get in-game currency and cosmetics. There is cross-play between the three platforms.
Play from all sides: root (mobile / PC)
It’s a faithful adaptation of the Root board game, and the basic idea is great. There are four factions, each with a different level of control over the forest. Some should focus primarily on land defense, while for others it is the exact opposite. It’s already great asynchronous gameplay, but it gets especially interesting with the fourth faction: the Drifter. The Drifter is a neutral faction that can travel anywhere, regardless of borders, and can manipulate other factions into playing into their stratagems. The added element of choice that Root brings to the table makes it different from other games on this list and will definitely be a hit with board game fans.