Disco Elysium on M1 Mac: Can it run on Apple Silicon?

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

Winner of several awards, Disco Elysium is a groundbreaking RPG that puts you in the shoes of a detective. With a unique skill system and an entire city to explore, Disco Elysium is quite an experience.

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Disco Elysium on Mac Reviews

Disco Elysium is one of the best macOS ports we’ve seen in years. Not only does the Mac version feature absolutely everything the Windows version of the game does, but it also happens to be one of the very first Apple Silicon native ports available.

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The game itself has also been critically acclaimed. On top of receiving several accolades and Game of the Year awards, Disco Elysium has received praise from both critics and gamers alike:

91 Metascore

92 OpenCritic

Disco Elysium Mac requirements

These are the game’s official Mac requirements:

Minimum Requirements
OS: 10.13
Processor: Intel Core i3
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: An OpenGL supported GPU
Hard Drive: 16 GB
64-bit processor and operating system required

Disco Elysium M1 Mac support

Disco Elysium on M1 Mac: Can it run on Apple Silicon? 8Yes, Disco Elysium runs on M1 Macs with Apple Silicon natively!

Disco Elysium will go down in history as one of the first triple-A games to support Apple’s M1 processors.

What does “native” mean? Unlike games that require Rosetta 2 (a translation process) to run on Macs with Apple silicon, native games were coded to run on M1 Macs and should offer the best performance.

Disco Elysium M1 Mac benchmarks

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

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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

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