Among Us on M1 Mac: Can it run on Apple Silicon?

Among Us on M1 Mac: Can it run on Apple Silicon? 5Yes, Among Us runs on M1 Macs natively!

Among us a fascinating and hilarious multiplayer game about cooperation and betrayal. Made to be played with friends, Among Us came out of nowhere and became one of the most played and streamed games during the pandemic.

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Among Us on Mac Reviews

Unlike every other game we’ve covered so far, Among Us does not technically have a dedicated Mac version. Thanks to the magic behind Apple Silicon processors, M1 Macs can run the official iOS version of the game natively: Among Us can be easily installed and played on M1 Macs.

-GameDeveloperGenreAPI64-bitM1 SupportPerformance
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iOS

Good

Among Us blew up during the pandemic, proving to be an excellent game to play with friends. And this is reflected in the game’s reviews, especially those coming from players themselves:

85 Metascore

82 OpenCritic


Among Us Mac requirements

As an iOS app that can run on M1 Macs, Among Us doesn’t technically have Mac system requirements. In fact, the only system requirement is:

Minimum Requirements
OS: Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.

Among Us M1 Mac support

Among Us on M1 Mac: Can it run on Apple Silicon? 8Yes, Among Us runs on M1 Macs with Apple Silicon natively as a universal app!

Among Us on M1 Mac

Among Us is a great example of all the potential M1 Macs have. Sharing the same ARM-based architecture as iPhones and iPads, iOS apps and games can run natively on M1 Macs.

Indeed, Among Us doesn’t require hacks nor third-party tools to run on M1 Macs. It is supported natively and can therefore be installed and launched as any other Mac app.

iOS games on M1 Macs: iPhone and iPad apps can run on M1 Macs without any modification to the app. There is no porting process involved, meaning iOS run natively and should offer the best performance.


Among Us M1 Mac benchmarks

The table summarizes our results as well as results from other members of the community:

NameMachineResolutionSettingsFPSTester
Disco Elysium💻 M1 MacBook Pro 13-inch (2020), 8GB1920x1080Max60MrMacRight
Disco Elysium💻 M1 MacBook Pro 13-inch (2020), 8GB1920x1080Max60MrMacRight

As a reminder, this is how we describe the different levels of performance:

  • Below 20 FPS: Unplayable: Laggy gameplay, full of stutters and slowdowns.
  • 20-30 FPS: Borderline: Can be OK in slow-paced games. Still, not optimal.
  • 30-45 FPS: Playable: Acceptable for most (most gaming consoles do this).
  • 45-60 FPS: Smooth: Fluid gameplay, with no perceivable stutters.
  • 60+ FPS: Very Smooth: For hardcore and professional players, a luxury for most.

We usually aim for 30 FPS, because 30 FPS is enough to guarantee a fluid experience for most casual gamers.

Tested versions:

Concerning our in-house benchmarks, the game was tested on the following M1 Mac:

  • 13-inch MacBook Air (2020): Apple M1 chip with 8-core CPU, 8 GB RAM
  • OS: macOS Big Sur version 11.4
  • Among Us: 2021.6.15 (2)

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