Yes, Among Us runs on M1 Macs natively!
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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.
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:
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:
|OS:||Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.|
Among Us M1 Mac support
Yes, Among Us runs on M1 Macs with Apple Silicon natively as a universal app!
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:
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.
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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