Among Us Becomes 2020’s Most Downloaded Game

by Shubham Jain
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The Mystery, Party, and Action game “Among Us” has become the most downloaded game on both Android and iOS. Despite being released in 2018, the game didn’t get a popular space until last year. The online multiplayer deduction game, in which spaceship crew members work together to complete tasks and root out imposters before they’re murdered became a hit on Twitch in late lockdown.

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2020’s Most Downloaded Game

In 2020, Mobile users downloaded Among Us more than any other game. Data released by Apptopia specifies that the game downloads were 41 million in the US and 264 million worldwide. It happened drastically after the PUBG ban which clocked at 175 million downloads at the year-end. PUBG is able to secure its fourth position whereas Subway Surfers with 227 million downloads at 2nd position. And Garena Free Fire at 3rd position with 218 million downloads.

In November 2020, the game clocked 53.2 million downloads and became the most downloaded game in a month as well. This also represents a 50 times increase in downloads compared to November 2019.

Among Us: New Features Soon

After the success of Among Us, the developers have planned to release on Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S in 2021. There’s also a massive update with a new map to play on dated “early 2021.” We can also see some new costumes, characters. The new map will introduce new and unknown tasks and is said to be themed after Henry Stickmin, an old InnerSloth title.

Game Details

The game revolves around a spaceship where the players pit players against each other as a crew. All crew members complete the assigned tasks and try not to get killed by an imposter. Its unpredictable outcomes make it entertaining to both watch and play. The Google Play Store Description read, “Play online or over local WiFi with 4-10 players as you attempt to prep your spaceship for departure, but beware as one will be an impostor bent on killing everyone. Crewmates can win by completing all tasks or discovering and voting the impostor off the ship. The Impostor can use sabotage to cause chaos, making for easier kills and better alibis.”

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