Games with built-in benchmarks 2024: how to benchmark your PC

These games include built-in benchmarks, making them useful for testing gaming PCs and laptops. This way, you can test how strong your PC is in a real game, getting results that are easily comparable between different machines running different hardware. Integrated benchmarks are also handy if you’re overclocking or adjusting game settings, as you can see how much of a difference your changes are making in a controlled environment.

For each game, we’ll list its year of release and a link to purchase it online at a discounted price. Tests that we’ve found particularly useful for testing are bolded, often because their benchmarks are particularly challenging or give more detailed results instead of a flat fps average.

If you found this list useful, consider buying your game via one of the links below to give us a few cents. This provides the funds we need to buy these games and test out their benchmarks. Thank you!

Also, if you spot a game that includes a built-in benchmark that isn’t on this list, please let us know in the comments below. Thanks to everyone who has contributed to the list so far, with a special shout-out to reiichiroh on Reddit who has returned to suggest new benchmarkable titles for years!

GameYearNotesLink to buy
The Talos Principle 22024Extras > Benchmark, 5 optionsSee on CDKeys
Skull and Bones2024Free trial availableSee on CDKeys
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 32023See on Steam
Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora2023Can be automatedSee on CDKeys
F1 232023 See on CDKeys
The Crew Motorfest2023 See on CDKeys
Assassin’s Creed Mirage2023 See on CDKeys
Forspoken2023 See on CDKeys
Company of Heroes 32023Shows CPU/GPU loadSee on CDKeys
Returnal2023Insanely good multi-part benchmarkSee on CDKeys
Dying Light 22022See on CDKeys
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 22022See on CDKeys
Total War: Warhammer 32022 See on CDKeys
F1 222022Singapore/Rain hardest sceneSee on CDKeys
Cyberpunk 20772022Game released ’21See on CDKeys
Rainbow Six Extraction2022Trial at Ubisoft StoreSee on CDKeys
Guardians of the Galaxy2021 See on CDKeys
Forza Horizon 52021 See on CDKeys
F1 20212021 See on CDKeys
Hitman 32021 See on Epic
Far Cry 62021 See on CDKeys
Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker2021Free downloadSee on
Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord2020 See on CDKeys
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla2020 See on Ubisoft
Crysis Remastered2020 See on Steam
Immortals Fenyx Rising2020 See on CDKeys
Crash Bandicoot 42020Non-automatedSee on
Dirt 52020 See on CDKeys
Godfall2020 See on EGS
Mafia 2 Definitive Edition2020 See on CDKeys
Watch Dogs Legion2020 See on CDKeys
Horizon Zero Dawn2020 See on CDKeys
Total War Saga: Troy2020Was free; now paidSee on Epic
F1 20202020 See on CDKeys
Gears Tactics2020 See on Steam
Quake 2 RTX (demo)2019Req console commandsSee on Steam
Age of Empires II Definitive Edition2019 See on CDKeys
Anno 18002019 See on CDKeys
Chernobylite2019Benchmarkable demoSee on Steam
Wolfenstein: Youngblood2019Benchmarkable demoSee on Steam
Star Control Origins2019Free/standaloneSee on Stardock
Red Dead Redemption 22019 See on CDKeys
Ghost Recon Breakpoint2019Trial at Ubisoft StoreSee on CDKeys
Borderlands 32019 See on CDKeys
Gears of War 52019 See on CDKeys
Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers2019Free downloadSee on
F1 20192019 See on CDKeys
Total War: Three Kingdoms2019 See on CDKeys
World War Z2019F8 in SettingsSee on EGS
The Division 22019Trial at Ubisoft StoreSee on CDKeys
Metro Exodus2019.exe in install dir (Epic/Steam only)See on CDKeys
Far Cry: New Dawn2019 See on CDKeys
Civilization VI: Gathering Storm2019Two new benchmark presetsSee on CDKeys
Mortal Kombat 112019 See on CDKeys
Warhammer: Vermintide 22018In launcherSee on CDKeys
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey2018 See on CDKeys
Hitman 22018Launcher > OptionsSee on CDKeys
F1 20182018 See on CDKeys
Forza Horizon 42018Trial at Xbox StoreSee on CDKeys
Strange Brigade2018 See on CDKeys
Shadow of the Tomb Raider2018Benchmark available in trial versionSee on CDKeys
Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia2018 See on Steam
Far Cry 52018Extremely relaxingSee on CDKeys
World of Tanks enCore2018Free downloadSee on
Final Fantasy XV2018Free downloadSee on
Tropical Escape2018 See on Steam
Middle-Earth: Shadow of War2017 See on CDKeys
Car Mechanic Simulator 20182017 See on Steam
Assassin’s Creed: Origins2017CPU-intensiveSee on Amazon
Forza Motorsport 72017 See on CDKeys
F1 20172017 See on CDKeys
Total War: Warhammer 22017 See on CDKeys
Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War 32017 See on CDKeys
Ghost Recon Wildlands2017Trial at Ubisoft StoreSee on Amazon
For Honor2017 See on CDKeys
Injustice 22017 See on CDKeys
Sniper Elite 42017 See on CDKeys
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided2016 See on CDKeys
Ashes of the Singularity2016 See on Amazon
Street Fighter V2016Standalone DLSee on Capcom
Civilization VI2016CPU + GPUSee on CDKeys
Hitman2016Average multiple runsSee on CDKeys
The Division2016Trial at Ubisoft StoreSee on CDKeys
Gears of War 42016 See on CDKeys
Total War: Warhammer2016 See on CDKeys
Far Cry: Primal2016 See on CDKeys
Steep2016 See on CDKeys
Gears of War Ultimate Edition2015Extras menu. No final score provided.See on MSFT
Dirt: Rally2015 See on CDKeys
Batman: Arkham Knight2015 See on CDKeys
Rise of the Tomb Raider2015 See on CDKeys
Total War: Attila2015 See on CDKeys
Rainbow Six: Siege2015 See on CDKeys
Mortal Kombat X2015XL also worksSee on CDKeys
Ultra Street Fighter 42014 See on CDKeys
Thief2014 See on
The Talos Principle2014 See on
Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor2014 See on CDKeys
Alien Isolation2014Instructions hereSee on IG
GRID: Autosport2014 See on Amazon
Assetto Corsa2014 See on CDKeys
Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor2014 See on CDKeys
Sniper Elite 32014 See on CDKeys
GRID 22013 See on CDKeys
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn2013Free benchmarkSee on TPU
Tomb Raider2013 See on G2A
War Thunder2013Free MMO, still updatedSee on Steam
Resident Evil 62013Free benchmark toolSee on Steam
Company of Heroes 22013 See on CDKeys
Metro: Last Light2013Repeatable runsSee on CDKeys
Bioshock Infinite2013Many presets avail.See on CDKeys
Total War: Rome II2013 See on CDKeys
Grand Theft Auto V2013Finish prologue firstSee on CDKeys
Killer Instinct2013FreeSee on MSFT
Batman: Arkham Origins2013 See on CDKeys
Trackmania 2 Valley2013 See on G2A
Borderlands 22012See hereSee on CDKeys
NBA 2K132012 See on G2A
Sniper Elite V22012 See on CDKeys
Sleeping Dogs2012 See on CDKeys
Dirt Showdown2012 See on G2A
Street Fighter X Tekken2012 See on G2A
Hitman Absolution2012 See on G2A
Xonotic2011 See on xonotic
Total War: Shogun 22011 See on CDKeys
Hard Reset2011 See on G2A
Batman: Arkham City2011 See on CDKeys
Dirt 32011 See on CDKeys
Metro 20332010Repeatable runsSee on CDKeys
Just Cause 22010 See on Amazon
Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. 22010 See on CJS
Lost Planet 22010 See on Guru3D
Aliens vs Predator2010 See on Steam
Mafia II2009 See on Steam
The Last Remnant2009 See on G2A
Batman: Arkham Asylum2009Not available on Steam versionsSee on CDKeys
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War 22009 See on Amazon
Arma 22009 See on Amazon
Resident Evil 52009 See on G2A
Grand Theft Auto IV2008 See on Steam
Far Cry 22008 See on Uplay
Street Fighter IV2008 See on Amazon
Devil May Cry 42008 See on G2A
Crysis2007But can it run Crysis?See on Amazon
Lost Planet: Extreme Condition2007 See on G2A
World in Conflict2007 See on GoG
Company of Heroes2006 See on Steam
Quake IV2005 See on CDKeys
F.E.A.R2005 See on G2A
Doom 32004 See on CDKeys
Unreal Tournament 20042004 See on GOG
Unreal Tournament 20032003 Not available
Counter-Strike: Source2004 See on Amazon
Serious Sam: The First Encounter2001See commentsSee on GOG
Return to Castle Wolfenstein2001 See on Steam
Quake III Arena1999 See on Steam

Thanks for taking a look at our recommendations! If we’ve missed a game that has a great in-game benchmark, let us know in the comments and we’ll add it to the list!

163 responses to “Games with built-in benchmarks 2024: how to benchmark your PC”

  1. The Talos Principle 2 does not feature any built-in benchmark tool.

    1. Here are screenshots of the benchmark built into The Talos Principle 2, accessible via Extras > Benchmark.

  2. Skull and Bones (Ubisoft) has a built-in benchmark.

    1. Awesome, thanks for contributing!

  3. Alyanna Castillo avatar

    Dying Light has an in-game benchmark as well

    1. Cheers!

  4. Re: My last comment; All you can choose is 30 or 60 lock. Not a good benchmark

    1. Good to know, thanks.

  5. Call of Duty Modern Warfare ii 2022 has a built-in benchmark.

    1. Added, thanks!

  6. Assassin’s Creed Mirage is probably the latest game to feature a built-in benchmarking tool.

    1. Added, thank you!

  7. The Crew MotorFest

    1. Added, thank you!

    2. The demo on Ubi Connect also retains the benchmark. Remember to turn off the framerate cap.

  8. also F1 23 has a much more complex RT updated benchmark compared to the older F1 22

    1. Added, thank you!

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