Metro: Exodus on M1 Mac: Can it run on Apple Silicon?

Metro: Exodus on M1 Mac: Can it run on Apple Silicon? 5Yes, Metro: Exodus runs on M1 Macs via Rosetta 2.

The third installment in the Metro Trilogy, Exodus is the best-looking and most enthralling Metro to date.

In Metro: Exodus, you’ll be finally able to flee the ruins of the Moscow Metro system and discover the post-apocalyptic Russian wilderness. The game also features vast, non-linear levels, and a great storyline.

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Metro: Exodus on Mac

Exodus took its time to come to Mac, but on the flip side, it benefits from all the next-gen improvements, such as faster frame rate, increased resolution, reduced loading times, and more.

Genre: Shooter 64-Bit Support: Metro: Exodus on M1 Mac: Can it run on Apple Silicon? 6 M1 Support: Rosetta 2
Developer: 4A Games API: Metal M1 Performance: Good

Is Metro: Exodus worth it? The reviews

Metro Exodus Mac gameplay

Overall, all Metro games have received glowing reviews thanks to their solid story-telling and impressive graphics, and Metro Redux is no exception:

Metro: Exodus on M1 Mac: Can it run on Apple Silicon? 7 88% Reviews


Metro: Exodus Mac requirements

These are the game’s official Mac requirements:

Minimum Requirements
OS: 10.15
Processor: Intel Core i7 – 7820
Memory: 16 GB RAM
Graphics: AMD Radeon Pro 560 or better
Hard Drive: 59 GB
A 64-Bit OS and Metal support are required

Chat icon Note that according to these system requirements, a Mac with integrated graphics should not be able to run it. But we can confirm it’s possible, especially if you have an M1 Mac. More on that below.


Metro: Exodus M1 Mac support

Metro: Exodus on M1 Mac: Can it run on Apple Silicon? 8Yes, Metro: Exodus runs on M1 Macs with Apple Silicon via Rosetta 2.

Last Updated: April 18, 2021:

Metro Exodus on M1 Mac Apple Silicon

What is Rosetta 2? Rosetta 2 is a translation process that enables an M1 Mac with Apple silicon to use apps built for Intel-based Macs.

The game was tested on the following M1 Mac:

  • 13-inch MacBook Air (2020): Apple M1 chip with 8-core CPU, 8 GB RAM

As you can see below, the game is still exclusively written for Intel-based Macs, but thanks to Rosetta 2, Metro: Exodus can nonetheless run great on M1 Macs:

Metro Exodus on M1 Mac Rosetta 2 support

Tested versions:

  • MacBook Air: MacOS Big Sur version 11.2.3
  • Metro: Exodus: Version 0.2.00.61

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Metro: Exodus M1 Mac benchmarks

These are the Metro: Exodus M1 benchmarks we have gathered so far, from our friend, MrMacRight on YouTube:

Benchmarks High Settings & 900p Medium Settings & 1080p
MacBook Pro (M1, 2020)  40 FPS 30 FPS

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 smooth and fluid experience for most casual gamers.

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