Among us is the latest trend, and it̵7;s about a good asynchronous multiplayer. It’s a rare type of game that basically only means certain players (the “cheaters” in Among us’ cases) have abilities and goals that the other players do not have. But even though it is a rare genre, Among us is certainly not the first, so if your group of friends gets tired of Among us matches, here are some new asynchronous multiplayer games to try.
Ice Cold Deception: Project Winter (PC)
In this cool title, up to eight players are released to an icy arena where they must complete goals to escape. But one or two players are traitors who either need to kill all the survivors or sabotage them so that they cannot escape. Project winter focuses a lot on the player’s skill and knowledge, because you need to create things to survive, find places scattered across the map and participate in a real combat system. With localized voice chat, players can only talk to others nearby, which enhances the experience.
Infected: Left 4 Dead 2 (PC)
Left 4 Dead 2 has some modes for both single and multiplayer, but what we want to focus on here is “Versus”. In this mode, up to eight players play either as Survivors or the Infected, and all have different paths to victory. The survivors try to get to the Saferoom, and the infected try to stop them – simple, but that’s all you need for an asynchronous action. It’s a great way to challenge your friends, because you all have to consider the best strategies for your respective teams.
Among us, Men with Guns: Unfortunate Spacemen (PC)
Take the basic preconditions behind Among us, Give the crew a weapon and turn it into a first person shooter, and you have Unhappy astronauts. This is a fear of survival in the genre where you have to survive on a spaceship when dislodged aliens (of course controlled by other players) chase crew members inside. It supports up to 16 players simultaneously, so you can actually get large groups together. You have to be a good shot at this to defend yourself, provided you survive long enough. It’s even free to play (with cosmetics as in-game purchases), so anyone can get in on 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 complete goals scattered around 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 tangled, either by doing a task at the wrong time or moving strangely. With a timer constantly ticking down, this will be an exciting game.
It is important to note that Spy Party is currently in Early Access and has been for about two years, so do not be surprised if there are any technical or game issues. There is no estimated 1.0 release date yet.
You’re the Boss: Bossgard (PC)
IN Bossgard, one player controls a boss enemy while everyone else tries to defeat them. It is a simple condition but without a doubt a fantastic condition. Using powerful attacks as the boss is satisfying and trying to outwit the boss player as a Viking is a great time. A few different modes are available depending on the number of players, but as long as you have between three and six players it works fine. There are a variety of bosses to play and weapons to choose from, this game should provide many sessions of monster-killing fun.
Classic deduction: Town of Salem (mobile / web / PC)
City of Salem has no fancy mechanics or graphics to distract you – it’s purely social deduction. Based on the popular social game Werewolf (also known as Mafia), every night someone is murdered in the city, and it is up to the city dwellers to discover who the killer is. Some players may have special roles such as the nurse who can protect people from being murdered, or the investigator who can work to detect other players’ roles. The game is as deep as the brain games you play in it, so with the right group it will be a great time.
You can play City of Salem free on Android, iOS or the web version. You can also buy it from Steam for $ 4.99 and get some currency and cosmetics in the game. There is crossplay between all three platforms.
Play each page: Root (mobile / PC)
This is a faithful adaptation of the board game Root, and the core idea is amazing. There are four factions, each with different control over the forest. Some have to focus primarily on defending land, while for others it is the other way around. It is already a fantastic asynchronous game, but it will be especially interesting with the fourth faction: Vagabond. Vagabond is a neutral faction that can travel anywhere regardless of borders and can manipulate the other factions into recording into their systems. The selection that is added Root takes to the table does it unlike the other games on this list, and is sure to be a hit with fans of board games.
Root is available on Android, iOS and PC with cross games between all platforms. A Switch release is planned for later (no release date yet).