Games with built-in benchmarks 2023: how to benchmark your PC

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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!

Game Year Notes Link to buy
F1 23 2023   🛒 See on
The Crew Motorfest 2023   🛒 See on
Assassin’s Creed Mirage 2023   🛒 See on
Forspoken 2023   🛒 See on
Company of Heroes 3 2023 Shows CPU/GPU load 🛒 See on
Returnal 2023 Insanely good multi-part benchmark 🛒 See on
Total War: Warhammer 3 2022   🛒 See on
F1 22 2022 Singapore/Rain hardest scene 🛒 See on
Cyberpunk 2077 2022 Game released ’21 🛒 See on
Rainbow Six Extraction 2022 Trial at Ubisoft Store 🛒 See on
Guardians of the Galaxy 2021   🛒 See on
Forza Horizon 5 2021   🛒 See on
F1 2021 2021   🛒 See on
Hitman 3 2021   🛒 See on Epic
Far Cry 6 2021   🛒 See on
Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker 2021 Free download 🛒 See on
Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord 2020   🛒 See on
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla 2020   🛒 See on Ubisoft
Crysis Remastered 2020   🛒 See on Steam
Immortals Fenyx Rising 2020   🛒 See on
Crash Bandicoot 4 2020 Non-automated 🛒 See on
Dirt 5 2020   🛒 See on
Godfall 2020   🛒 See on Epic Games Store
Mafia 2 Definitive Edition 2020   🛒 See on
Watch Dogs Legion 2020   🛒 See on
Horizon Zero Dawn 2020   🛒 See on
Total War Saga: Troy 2020 Was free; now paid 🛒 See on Epic
F1 2020 2020   🛒 See on
Gears Tactics 2020   🛒 See on Steam
Quake 2 RTX (demo) 2019 Req console commands 🛒 See on Steam
Age of Empires II Definitive Edition 2019   🛒 See on
Anno 1800 2019   🛒 See on
Chernobylite 2019 Benchmarkable demo 🛒 See on Steam
Wolfenstein: Youngblood 2019 Benchmarkable demo 🛒 See on Steam
Star Control Origins 2019 Free/standalone 🛒 See on Stardock
Red Dead Redemption 2 2019   🛒 See on
Ghost Recon Breakpoint 2019 Trial at Ubisoft Store 🛒 See on
Borderlands 3 2019   🛒 See on
Gears of War 5 2019   🛒 See on
Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers 2019 Free download 🛒 See on
F1 2019 2019   🛒 See on
Total War: Three Kingdoms 2019   🛒 See on
World War Z 2019 F8 in Settings Buy on Epic Store
The Division 2 2019 Trial at Ubisoft Store 🛒 See on
Metro Exodus 2019 .exe in install dir (Epic/Steam only) 🛒 See on
Far Cry: New Dawn 2019   🛒 See on
Civilization VI: Gathering Storm 2019 Two new benchmark presets 🛒 See on
Mortal Kombat 11 2019   🛒 See on
Warhammer: Vermintide 2 2018 In launcher 🛒 See on
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey 2018   🛒 See on
Hitman 2 2018 Launcher > Options 🛒 See on
F1 2018 2018   🛒 See on
Forza Horizon 4 2018 Trial at Xbox Store 🛒 See on
Strange Brigade 2018   🛒 See on
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 2018 Benchmark available in trial version 🛒 See on
Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia 2018   🛒 See on Steam
Far Cry 5 2018 Extremely relaxing 🛒 See on
World of Tanks enCore 2018 Free download 🛒 See on
Final Fantasy XV 2018 Free download 🛒 See on
Tropical Escape 2018   🛒 See on Steam
Middle-Earth: Shadow of War 2017   🛒 See on
Car Mechanic Simulator 2018 2017   🛒 See on Steam
Assassin’s Creed: Origins 2017 CPU-intensive 🛒 See on Amazon
Forza Motorsport 7 2017   🛒 See on
F1 2017 2017   🛒 See on
Total War: Warhammer 2 2017   🛒 See on
Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War 3 2017   🛒 See on
Ghost Recon Wildlands 2017 Trial at Ubisoft Store 🛒 See on Amazon
For Honor 2017   🛒 See on
Injustice 2 2017   🛒 See on
Sniper Elite 4 2017   🛒 See on
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided 2016   🛒 See on
Ashes of the Singularity 2016   🛒 See on Amazon
Street Fighter V 2016 Standalone DL See at Capcom
Civilization VI 2016 CPU + GPU 🛒 See on
Hitman 2016 Average multiple runs 🛒 See on
The Division 2016 Trial at Ubisoft Store 🛒 See on
Gears of War 4 2016   🛒 See on
Total War: Warhammer 2016   🛒 See on
Far Cry: Primal 2016   🛒 See on
Steep 2016   🛒 See on
Gears of War Ultimate Edition 2015 Extras menu. No final score provided. 🛒 See on
Dirt: Rally 2015   🛒 See on
Batman: Arkham Knight 2015   🛒 See on
Rise of the Tomb Raider 2015   🛒 See on
Total War: Attila 2015   🛒 See on
Rainbow Six: Siege 2015   🛒 See on
Mortal Kombat X 2015 XL also works 🛒 See on
Ultra Street Fighter 4 2014   🛒 See on
Thief 2014   🛒 See on
The Talos Principle 2014   🛒 See on
Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor 2014   🛒 See on
Alien Isolation 2014 Instructions here 🛒 See on Instant Gaming
GRID: Autosport 2014   🛒 See on Amazon
Assetto Corsa 2014   🛒 See on
Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor 2014   🛒 See on
Sniper Elite 3 2014   🛒 See on
GRID 2 2013   🛒 See on
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn 2013 Free benchmark 🛒 See on Techpowerup
Tomb Raider 2013   🛒 See on
War Thunder 2013 Free MMO, still updated 🛒 See on Steam
Resident Evil 6 2013 Free benchmark tool 🛒 See on Guru3D
Company of Heroes 2 2013   🛒 See on
Metro: Last Light 2013 Repeatable runs 🛒 See on
Bioshock Infinite 2013 Many presets avail. 🛒 See on
Total War: Rome II 2013   🛒 See on
Grand Theft Auto V 2013 Finish prologue first 🛒 See on
Killer Instinct 2013 Free 🛒 See on Microsoft Store
Batman: Arkham Origins 2013   🛒 See on
Trackmania 2 Valley 2013   🛒 See on
Borderlands 2 2012 See here 🛒 See on
NBA 2K13 2012   🛒 See on
Sniper Elite V2 2012   🛒 See on
Sleeping Dogs 2012   🛒 See on
Dirt Showdown 2012   🛒 See on
Street Fighter X Tekken 2012   🛒 See on
Hitman Absolution 2012   🛒 See on
Xonotic 2011   🛒 See on
Total War: Shogun 2 2011   🛒 See on
Hard Reset 2011   🛒 See on
Batman: Arkham City 2011   🛒 See on
Dirt 3 2011   🛒 See on
Metro 2033 2010 Repeatable runs 🛒 See on
Just Cause 2 2010   🛒 See on Amazon
Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. 2 2010   🛒 See on
Lost Planet 2 2010   🛒 See on Guru3D
Aliens vs Predator 2010   🛒 See on Steam
Mafia II 2009   🛒 See on Steam
The Last Remnant 2009   🛒 See on
Batman: Arkham Asylum 2009 Not available on Steam versions 🛒 See on
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War 2 2009   🛒 See on Amazon
Arma 2 2009   🛒 See on Amazon
Resident Evil 5 2009   🛒 See on
Grand Theft Auto IV 2008   🛒 See on Steam
Far Cry 2 2008   🛒 See on Uplay
Street Fighter IV 2008   🛒 See on Amazon
Devil May Cry 4 2008   🛒 See on
Crysis 2007 But can it run Crysis? 🛒 See on Amazon
Lost Planet: Extreme Condition 2007   🛒 See on
World in Conflict 2007   🛒 See on
Company of Heroes 2006   🛒 See on Steam
Quake IV 2005   🛒 See on
F.E.A.R 2005   🛒 See on
Doom 3 2004   🛒 See on
Unreal Tournament 2004 2004   🛒 See on
Unreal Tournament 2003 2003   No digital release
Counter-Strike: Source 2004   🛒 See on Amazon
Serious Sam: The First Encounter 2001 See comments 🛒 See on
Return to Castle Wolfenstein 2001   🛒 See on Steam
Quake III Arena 1999   🛒 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!

Last modified: November 26, 2023

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Games with built-in benchmarks 2023: how to benchmark your PC

  1. Rob Canning says:

    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided has a decent in-game benchmark (under Extras menu, if I recall). Very demanding game on the GPU side, so worth adding.

    1. William Judd says:

      Nice, thanks for letting me know! :)

  2. The_Last_Metroid says:

    Sleeping dogs has a benchmark! At least the definitive edition :)

    1. William Judd says:

      Nice! Thanks for letting me know :-)

  3. RodroG says:

    Thanks for keeping that list updated. Forza Motorsport 7 has a built-in benchmark. Happy New Year!

    1. William Judd says:

      No worries, and thanks for contributing! I’ll add that now :-)

  4. Igor Zivkovic says:

    Hi William, check the FINAL FANTASY XV Official Benchmark, you may include it too.

      1. Igor Zivkovic says:

        Not to sound as FF fan (which I’m not :) ), but I love testing any benchmark on my low end configuration and found out here is another FF benchmark: FINAL FANTASY XIV: Stormblood, if you are interested: it’s released on April 28, 2017.

        1. William Judd says:

          Sweet, added that one too :-)

          1. Riys Hass says:

            Final Fantasy XIV:Endwalkers Benchmark just dropped: Released on July 11 2021,

          2. William Judd says:

            Awesome, thanks! Will add it.

    1. William Judd says:

      Perfect, I’ve added it!

  5. Igor Zivkovic says:

    Hi, again! Far Cry 5 have built-in benchmark (Release Date: 27 Mar, 2018) :)

    1. William Judd says:

      Hey Igor! Thanks :D

  6. JH Baek says:

    Hello, please add Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia(2018)

    1. William Judd says:

      Will do, thanks!

  7. Francois says:

    The original Sleeping Dogs also has a benchmark, its under graphics settings -> advanced settings and then at the bottom you can hit start benchmark

    1. William Judd says:

      Awesome, thanks for confirming!

  8. JH Baek says:

    Please add this game.

  9. Chris says:

    add thief benchmark

    1. William Judd says:

      Is that the 2014 game?

      1. Chris says:


  10. J.H. Baek says:

    * War Thunder (

  11. Pepote says:

    There is also Mordor Shadow Of War.

  12. J.H. Baek says:

    There is Forza Horizon 4 as well. :-)

  13. Igor Zivkovic says:

    Hello, again!
    Please include F1 2018 (Release 24 August 2018), have built in benchmark.
    Thank you!

  14. J.H. Baek says:

    Add this “Assassin’s Creed Odyssey – 2018”

  15. J.H. Baek says:

    Please include F1 2016 have built in benchmark.


  16. J.H. Baek says:

    Please includ Strange Brigade(2018) have built in benchmark.

  17. Tunc says:

    Tomb Raider 2013 can be added to the list.

    1. Matyáš Klukan says:

      how do i benchmark it?

  18. RodroG says:

    Hi, can be added to the list:
    – Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
    – Hitman 2 (Currently, standalone executable on game folder -run it with administrator privileges-).

    Thank you for keeping the list updated. :)

    1. William Judd says:

      Awesome stuff, thanks for contributing!

  19. Chris says:

    Also: “World in conflict”. Wich was always one of my favorit benchmarks.

    1. William Judd says:

      Good shout, thanks!

  20. SnakeHardware says:

    Far Cry New Dawn also got nice benchmarking tool

  21. Emmanuel says:


    Thank you for your website, much helpfull.

    By the way, I just found out that World War Z (Epic Game) has a built-in Benchmark.

    – Press F8 while on the game’s settings.


  22. Emmanuel Silva says:


    Thank you for your work.

    You may also add World War Z as you can get benchmark into game setting and pressing F8.



  23. alex says:

    World War Z has a nice built-in benchmark ;)

  24. J.H.Baek says:

    Please add ‘F1 2019’

  25. Martin says:

    Hello guys,
    I know about two old(er) games with benchmark
    Mafia II (e.g.

  26. b0b says:

    For Forza Horizon 4, no need to own the full game as the Demo has also the bemchmark.

  27. shilka says:

    F.E.A.R from 2005 has a built in benchmark and it seems like its not on the list

  28. steve jones says:

    borderlands 3 has an in-built benchmark, as does Gears 5

  29. Lilly says:

    Final Fantasy XIV doesn’t have a “Stormbringers.” There’s Stormblood and then Shadowbringers.

  30. Gimpi says:

    u can add a note to Shadow of the Tomb Raider its also in the trial version and this is for free on steam

  31. apoppin says:

    Thank-you for keeping this list updated. Please add Ghost Recon Breakpoint.

  32. RN says:

    Which of these games allows you to loop the benchmark?

    1. William Judd says:

      Gears of War Ultimate, apparently. For non-games that allow looping, try Unigine or 3DMark. Of course, you could also just load up whatever game you wanted to play in singleplayer and leave it going!

    2. steve jones says:

      also F1 2019

    3. Alex Mach says:

      Resident Evil 6 Benchmark Tool from Steam loops. It takes a while after the score is displayed.

  33. steve jones says:

    also RDR2, has a 5-scene benchmrk with some data recrded in a log

  34. Fabio says:

    Red Dead Redemption 2

  35. apoppin says:

    Anno 1800 has a built-in benchmark that was recently added.

  36. Mark Poppin says:

    816MB stand-alone benchmark for Star Control: Origin released December 12, 2019

    1. William Judd says:

      Good stuff, thanks!

  37. Francesco says:

    Wolfenstein Youngblood has built-in benchmark.

  38. Emmanuel says:


    I think there is a mistake with Wolfenstein: Youngblood.

    There is no built-in benchmark included with the game, you can only show Performance Metrics like FRAPS or MSI After Burner..

    1. William Judd says:

      Here’s a screenshot of it in the Options menu:

      And here’s the results screen:

  39. Mark Poppin says:

    New Street Fighter V standalone benchmark:

    1. Emmanuel says:

      Thanks !

  40. Disguise_AU says:

    Chernobylite also has an in-game benchmarking tool.

  41. Disguise_AU says:

    Chernobylite also has an in-game benchmarking tool.

  42. Hm, i hope that more developers will implement such benchmarks and will improve their games and engines based on this data.

  43. Hank says:

    Gears Tactics has a benchmark.

  44. Jethead says:

    Your list is missing many games from this thread:
    Alan Wake, a couple of Batman games, Doom 3, Far Cry 2, Hard Reset, Mirror’s Edge, The Talos Principle, Thief, etc.

  45. J.H.Baek says:

    Please add ‘Gears Tactics ‘

  46. Hi William! Thank you very much for this list. If you have time, please add what APIs these games could run with their benchmark tools. The ability to group them by genre would be a nice addition too! Looking forward to try these games out! Again, thank you very much!

    1. William Judd says:

      I’ll consider this the next time I remake the list, thank you!

    2. Emmanuel S says:

      Very good idea indeed !

  47. Jefferson Michael says:

    Hitman 2016 It’s required to have the first episode
    Hitman 2019 It’s required to have Mumbai and Miami episodes

  48. snakey-kun says:

    is this list not getting updated anymore? such a pity. i thought “finally there’s someone with a full list list of games with benchmark built-in”.

    i don’t see Far Cry 2 or sniper elite series (v2, 3 and 4) in that list

    1. William Judd says:

      Shhhh, I’m busy! Updated, thanks for the suggestions.

  49. J.H. Baek says:


  50. Luca says:

    Another set to add are the X3 games. The X3 Terran Conflict (2008), X3 Reunion (2005) and X2 (2003) The Threat have benchmarks in the rolling demos.

    1. William Judd says:

      Thanks! How do we access these?

  51. Roman Lukš says:

    I wasn’t able to find benchmark in Alan Wake, does it really have a benchmark?

    1. William Judd says:

      My only source for this is a Reddit thread, so may not actually exist and I don’t have the game to test. If you find it let me know!

  52. Dani says:

    How can I Benchmark Mirrors Edge from 2009? I am starting it via Steam, but I can’t find the benchmark option in game. Thanks for you help, it is appreciated.

    1. William Judd says:

      Check the install directory for an .exe? If you can’t find it, let me know and I’ll remove the game from the list, it’s not one I’ve had the chance to check personally :)

    2. Dennis98 says:

      You can’t really, but there is a possibility to automatically play a scene like in a benchmark by starting the game with the “-FlybyFlight” launch option. Mentioned here:

      This however won’t collect any information by its own and you need a third-party monitoring tool to display FPS or collect further information about the performance. A popular example would be the OSD from MSI Afterburner.

  53. J.H. Baek says:

    Serious Sam 4 has benchmark. MENU-EXTRAS

  54. Amanda says:

    I also can’t find the benchmarks for Alan Wake or Mirror’s Edge and also Natural Selection 2. It looks like that Reddit thread has bad data and can’t be relied on.

    For some reason Arkham Asylum had its benchmark removed when it was converted to use steam works instead of GFWL.

    Mafia II: Definitive Edition has a benchmark just like the classic version.

  55. Amanda says:

    And Remember Me is another one I can’t find the benchmark for.

    1. William Judd says:

      Removed, thank you!

  56. J.H. Baek says:

    Dirt 5 has in-game benchmark

  57. J.H. Baek says:

    Godfall has in-game benchmark

  58. cdccscxcxcx says:

    Awesome list mate! Thanks a lot.

  59. Emmanuel says:

    Hello, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has a built-in benchmark

  60. J.H. Baek says:

    IMMORTALS FENYX RISING has benchmark.

  61. J.H. Baek says:

    Add Hitman 3 please.

  62. spyrou says:

    Great list thanks a lot

  63. Steve Jones says:

    Hitman 3 and F1 2021

  64. J.H. Baek says:

    Add F1 2021 please.

  65. J.H. Baek says:

    serious sam 3 : BFE (built in)

  66. Emmanuel says:

    Can you add : Farcry 6 & Forza Horizon 5

  67. apoppin says:

    Forza Horizons 5 and Far Cry 6 both feature built-in benchmarks.

  68. EmmanuelS says:

    Guardian of the galaxy have a Benchmark too

  69. Codi says:

    Cyberpunk 2077 has a benchmark

    1. William Judd says:

      Added, thanks!

  70. Vitor says:

    The Quake 2 RTX Demo (free) (and the original Quake 2 too) can run benchmarks with the following console commands:

    timedemo 1
    demo q2demo1.dm2

    More info:

  71. Vitor says:

    Ghost Recon Breakpoint has a benchmarkable free trial here:

  72. Vitor says:

    Chernobylite has a benchmarkable demo here:

  73. Vitor says:

    Rainbow Six Extraction, Ghost Recon Breakpoint, Ghost Recon Wildlands, The Division 2 and The Division are all available for trial and benchmarking at Ubisoft Store.

  74. Vitor says:

    Wolfenstein: Youngblood has a benchmarkable demo here:
    Mandatory login to the game’s network. Doesn’t need Buddy Pass to benchmark.

  75. Cyberpunk just got updated with a Built-in benchmark

    1. William Judd says:


  76. dj15114 says:

    Age of empires 2 definive edition has a benchmark it is based on I think it was 6 or 8 player multiplayer competitive play

    1. William Judd says:

      Already listed here!

      1. dj15114 says:

        Must have missed it but anyway it is a great list

  77. Dragan Buljovcic says:

    Total war: Warhammer III

  78. Dragan Buljovcic says:

    Crysis remastered

  79. Dragan Buljovcic says:

    F1 22

    1. William Judd says:

      Added along with your other suggestions, thanks!

  80. 1000Gbps says:

    Dude, make this list active in googledocs as a table, so we can update it regularly.

    1. William Judd says:

      Dude, I check these comments multiple times a week to add any missing entries. Feel free to contribute if you’d like!

      1. 1000Gbps says:

        I can but it’s easier in a real table and almost required to add steps needed to successfully benchmark some titles that behave badly on some installations (for example Steam’s version of Crysis built-in benchmark won’t run if you don’t download the proper executables)

        This list offers some steps but it’s far from complete

        1. William Judd says:

          Yeah, that list is based on this one from what I understand :) Feel free to make a Google Doc with any additions you want to make, and I’ll implement them, OK?

  81. Patrick says:

    Serious Sam the first encounter (2001) contains built in demos that can be run as benchmarks. Probably applicable to the 2nd encounter also, as it used the same version of the engine.

  82. Patrick says:

    UT2003 has built in benchmarking capabilities; two sets of demos representing flybys and botmatches. The demo contains these also. The Unreal (1998) intro castle flyby is a built-in benchmark.The command to show fps must just be typed in the console or selected from the gui menu if available. Easy enough.

    1. William Judd says:

      Added, thanks!

  83. anoni says:

    Kena Bridge Of Spirits

    1. William Judd says:

      The info that I have is that this game doesn’t have a benchmark in the traditional sense – it sets the settings to your hardware but doesn’t show a game scene to do so. Here’s the relevant quote from

      While Kena: Bridge of Spirit’s graphical options menu contains a “benchmark” tool, this tool isn’t a traditional benchmarking tool. It will not run players through a sequence of gameplay or other representative workloads. It will conduct a synthetic test and use results from that to select automatic graphics options. For most PC gamers, this tool is entirely useless. Players should treat this option like it does not exist.

      Has anything changed since this was written?

  84. Evo says:

    Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord has a built in benchmark that you can access in the menu and runs through a scripted scenario. It’s a solid CPU benchmark as well.

  85. EVOTech says:

    Mount and Blade Bannerlord has a built in benchmark you can access from the menu. It runs through a scripted scenario. very good for testing CPU usage.

  86. fuegodebola says:

    Forspoken apparently has a built-in benchmark. Unfortunately the demo doesn’t.

  87. Miqi says:

    Warhammer: Vermintide 2 has one in its launcher

  88. francisc says:

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

    1. William Judd says:

      Added, thank you!

  89. buhawidaluyong says:

    The Crew MotorFest

    1. William Judd says:

      Added, thank you!

  90. Steven says:

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

    1. William Judd says:

      Added, thank you!

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