Among Us has become one of the most successful games this year. It suddenly became one of the most streamed, most downloaded and most talked about game despite being released since 2018.
It is a fun cross-platform multiplayer game, and it has taken the world by storm. Garnering hundreds of millions of downloads on PC and mobile.
Among Us is a spaceship themed game and the gameplay involves 4-10 players who are called “crewmates”.
The job of the crewmates is to complete tasks on the map or fish out the impostor, whose job is to deceitfully kill all crewmates and sabotage the ship.
The game was developed and published by an American game studio called Innersloth. Innersloth released the Android, iOS and Windows PC versions of the game.
As at now, there is no official Mac version of Among Us, but it is possible to play and download the game on your Mac PC for free by using an Android emulator like BlueStacks.
(We have an entire post detailing how you can play Among Us on Windows and Mac for free, do check it out).
Among Us is a game about teamwork, deceit and betrayal.
Whether you host or join a game online or you decide to play locally with your crew, it is still fun and can be quite addictive.
If you enjoy playing mobile or PC games then there is a huge chance that you have heard about Among Us or watched clips of gamers streaming the game on popular platforms, or probably even played it, because of how popular the game has become.
Yet to play Among Us? Or wondering if it would run smoothly on your Mac or Windows PC? Stick around till the end of this article to know if it is possible to run 2020’s biggest hit on your Windows or Mac PC.
How to get Among Us on PC or Mac
Steam: Steam is the world’s largest PC gaming platform that allows you to seamlessly play, download and purchase games. Users also get to network with other gamers around the world. To download Steam software on your PC, go to on your browser. Among Us is available on Steam for $5. (check out our post on how to get Among Us from Steam)
Itch.io: itch.io is a website that hosts indie video games. It allows users to sell and download indie video games on the platform. The apps are relatively safe and they have a very good return policy. You can purchase and download Among Us on the website for $5.
Before completing the installation process for any game on these platforms, you would see the minimum requirements needed to run the games according to steam.
These are the minimum PC requirements for Among Us on PC
- OS Windows 7 SP1+
- Processor: SSE2 instruction set support
- Memory 1 GB RAM
- DirectX: Version 10.
- Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce 510
Recommended requirements for Among Us on PC
- Memory: 2GB RAM
- OS: Windows 10
- Graphics card: NVIDIA Geforce GT 610
- CPU: Intel Core i3-2120
- File Size 1GB
Note that you cannot find a version of Among Us for Mac on Steam and Itch.io. To download and play Among Us on Mac, you would need to install an Android emulator like BlueStacks.
How to download BlueStacks on Mac and play Among Us
• Download BlueStacks for Mac from the official BlueStacks website to avoid spyware.
• Once download is complete, launch the app and log in to your google account.
• Enter google Play Store and download Among Us.
Minimum system requirements for BlueStacks 4 to play Among Us
- OS: Microsoft Windows 7 and above
- Processor: Intel or AMD processor.
- RAM: Your PC must have at least 2GB of RAM
- HDD: 5GB Free Disk Space
- You must be an administrator on your PC
- Up to date graphics drivers from Microsoft or the chipset vendor
BlueStacks 4 will work on systems that meet the minimum systems requirements. However, for a superior gaming experience they have a recommended system requirement.
Recommended system requirements for BlueStacks to play Among Us
- OS: Microsoft Windows 10
- Processor: Intel or AMD multi-core. Processor with Single Thread benchmark score > 1000.
- Graphics: Intel/Nvidia/ATI, Onboard or Discrete controller with benchmark score >=750
- Ensure virtualization is enabled on your PC.
- RAM: 8GB or higher
- HDD: SSD (or Fusion/Hybrid Drives)
- Internet: Broadband connection to access games, accounts and related content.
- You can install BlueStacks even if you have a virtual machine such as Microsoft Virtual PC, VMWare Workstation or Oracle VirtualBox, installed on the same PC. However, note that you may run inro some performance issues. (source: BlueStacks support)
Note that BlueStacks does not only allow you to play Among Us on Mac, it also enables you to play Among Us on Windows and Mac for free.
Look up our post on how to play Among Us for free on Windows and Mac.
In case you face any compatibility problems during the installation of BlueStacks, follow this link to download the version most compatible for your Windows or Mac PC.
Among Us is a very simple game, it should work perfectly on a mid-range PC. If your PC meets the above requirements then it should be able to run Among Us without any difficulties, except it is a very old PC.
How to avoid Lagging while playing Among Us
If your PC meets the minimum requirements or recommended requirements but you still experience lag or slow performance, then it could be as a result of your internet bandwidth.
If low internet bandwidth is causing Among Us to lag, download “Exit Lag” for a better gameplay.
ExitLag is a software designed to reduce latency and lagging during online games.
There is a 3 days free trial for new users on ExitLag, take advantage of the free trial to see if it solves your lag problem and improves your game play before you decide to pay.
Players in regions with bad routing to game servers would find ExitLag most useful.
Also, close other programs running in the background to guarantee steady performance.