Among Us-like Dread Hunger is more popular on Steam than Among Us

The Dread Hunger Steam player count has been increasing steadily since release, and it's now more popular than Among Us.

Dread Hunger player count has been increasing

Dread Hunger is a new PC game for 2022 that’s essentially Among Us meets The Terror, and it’s a mix that’s proving popular on Steam. The combination of social deduction and survival game has been steadily increasing in popularity since its January release – and as it stands now, Dread Hunger has a higher player count than Among Us itself.

There are a lot of great games like Among Us on PC – even Epic’s phenomenally popular Fortnite has had a go at a social deduction game – but new challenger Dread Hunger is rising in popularity in a way few others have managed.

Since it was released on January 26, Dread Hunger has seen steadily rising concurrent player counts daily on Steam. At the moment, it has a player count peak of 63,534 – which it will probably break again in the next 24 hours. Among Us hasn’t had a player count that high in almost a year, since the Airship update at the end of March 2021.

Dread Hunger has a long way to go before it hits Among Us’ peak of 447,476 from September 2020 – or 1.5 million across all platforms – but it’s a great start, especially as the game has a lot of differences from Innersloth’s. Dread Hunger is first-person, for a start, and doesn’t just have the two players trying to betray the crew – it also has a Rust-like survival aspect too, as players fight to stay alive against the unforgiving winter wilderness. You can even eat your crewmates if you wish.

Be warned though – there’s a mature content description in place, which states that limbs can be chopped off and used as weapons, and “sometimes dead people have willies”. Shocking stuff.