Among Us

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Type of Resource

Guidance

Publication Date

September 20, 2023

Topic/s

Gaming  
Among Us is a free-to-play online multiplayer game based on strategy and action. Its popularity skyrocketed due to the national lockdowns in 2020, and it has remained popular with gamers and livestreamers ever since.

Age Restrictions

Among Us is rated PEGI 7+ due to mild violence. On the Apple App Store, the game is rated as 9+. However, the game’s privacy policy states that the platform is not designed for anyone under the age of 16.

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Risks

Safety Settings

Top Tips

Among Us Jargon Buster

Sus is simply short for the word ‘suspicious’. Anyone who seems to have the potential to be an impostor is most definitely ‘sus’ and you should let your crew know.
These can be found throughout all of the gameplay maps. They allow Impostors to quickly jump inside and move between a designated set of rooms.
Elec is short for ‘electrical’, which refers to a section on the most popular map, The Skeld.
If you walk past an impostor mid-kill, but didn’t notice and keep going, then you’re throwing.
Third Impostor is used as a subtle dig at someone who is not being a very good crewmate.

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