InnerSloth's Among Us is a popular multiplayer social deduction game, but a lot of fans think a single-player mode would be really nice. Here's why.
InnerSloth's Among Us is a social deduction game dependent on online multiplayer, so it might seem strange that people are asking for a single-player mode. However, a single-player mode can provide a number of nice features and changes to Among Us' gameplay, which is probably why it's so in-demand right now.
The usual gameplay in Among Us follows a band of crewmates who have one or more Impostors killing them one by one. Various custom Among Us games from modders and fans have altered this gameplay, but multiplayer is almost always the default. It's a social deduction game, after all, so communicating with others is a key part of the experience.
Still, a lot of fans would like a single-player mode that actually lets people play the game solo. Currently, the only official single-player mode is called Freeplay, and it only allows players to explore maps and perform tasks. It's great practice, but it doesn't feel anything like an actual game of Among Us. Perhaps the demand for a single-player mode is why fan-made games offering players a chance to play Among Us alone have become increasingly popular. It's just further proof that Among Us really needs a true single-player mode.
An actual single-player mode in Among Us would be perfect for newcomers who want to cut their teeth against AI before jumping into multiplayer matches with real players. It'd be a great way to learn the ropes of Among Us without feeling rushed or worrying about straggling behind other players, and it could be perfect for honing skills as an Impostor - especially if the single-player mode allowed fans to choose what role they want to experiment with.
A single-player mode is also great for parents who want to let their kids play the game without worrying about strangers online. Among Us does a decent job of curbing bad language and bullying, but it's still an online multiplayer game, so these precautions aren't perfect. For those who are annoyed by cheaters and hackers in Among Us, a single-player mode with pre-programmed AI is a great way to avoid this problem.
There are several reasons why a single-player mode in Among Us would be a fantastic addition to the game. For now, only fan-made games allow a solo Among Us experience, but an official one from InnerSloth could definitely work well. It'd be great for newcomers, younger players, and fans who are tired of cheaters and hackers ruining the fun. There's undoubtedly a demand for a single-player mode in Among Us, even if it seems unlikely right now that an official single-player mode will ever happen.