Games with built-in benchmarks 2021: 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!

Update: You can now click the column headers (e.g. title and year) in order to sort by those attributes.

Game Year Notes Link to buy
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla 2020   See on Ubisoft
Immortals Fenyx Rising 2020   See on cdkeys.com
Crash Bandicoot 4 2020 Non-automated See on Battle.net
Dirt 5 2020   See on cdkeys.com
Godfall 2020   See on Epic Games Store
Mafia 2 Definitive Edition 2020   See on cdkeys.com
Watch Dogs Legion 2020   See on cdkeys.com
Horizon Zero Dawn 2020   See on cdkeys.com
Total War Saga: Troy 2020 Was free; now paid See on Epic
F1 2020 2020   See on cdkeys.com
Gears Tactics 2020   See on Steam
Age of Empires II Definitive Edition 2019   See on cdkeys.com
Anno 1800 2019   See on cdkeys.com
Chernobylite 2019   See on Steam
Wolfenstein: Youngblood 2019 RTX See on cdkeys.com
Star Control Origins 2019 Free/standalone See on Stardock
Red Dead Redemption 2 2019   See on cdkeys.com
Ghost Recon Breakpoint 2019   See on cdkeys.com
Borderlands 3 2019   See on cdkeys.com
Gears of War 5 2019   See on cdkeys.com
Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers 2019 Free download See on FF.com
F1 2019 2019   See on cdkeys.com
Total War: Three Kingdoms 2019   See on cdkeys.com
World War Z 2019 F8 in Settings Buy on Epic Store
The Division 2 2019   See on cdkeys.com
Metro Exodus 2019 .exe in install dir (Epic/Steam only) See on cdkeys.com
Far Cry: New Dawn 2019   See on cdkeys.com
Civilization VI: Gathering Storm 2019 Two new benchmark presets See on cdkeys.com
Mortal Kombat 11 2019   See on cdkeys.com
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey 2018   See on cdkeys.com
Hitman 2 2018 Launcher > Options See on cdkeys.com
F1 2018 2018   See on cdkeys.com
Forza Horizon 4 2018 Incredibly detailed See on cdkeys.com
Strange Brigade 2018   See on cdkeys.com
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 2018 Benchmark available in trial version See on cdkeys.com
Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia 2018   See on Steam
Far Cry 5 2018 Extremely relaxing See on cdkeys.com
World of Tanks enCore 2018 Free download See on WoT.com
Final Fantasy XV 2018 Free download See on FF.com
Tropical Escape 2018   See on Steam
Middle-Earth: Shadow of War 2017   See on cdkeys.com
Car Mechanic Simulator 2018 2017   See on Steam
Assassin’s Creed: Origins 2017 CPU-intensive See on Amazon
Forza Motorsport 7 2017   See on cdkeys.com
F1 2017 2017   See on cdkeys.com
Total War: Warhammer 2 2017   See on cdkeys.com
Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War 3 2017   See on cdkeys.com
Ghost Recon Wildlands 2017   See on Amazon
For Honor 2017   See on cdkeys.com
Injustice 2 2017   See on cdkeys.com
Sniper Elite 4 2017   See on cdkeys.com
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided 2016   See on cdkeys.com
Ashes of the Singularity 2016   See on Amazon
Street Fighter V 2016 Standalone DL See at Capcom
Civilization VI 2016 CPU + GPU See on cdkeys.com
Hitman 2016 Average multiple runs See on cdkeys.com
The Division 2016   See on cdkeys.com
Gears of War 4 2016   See on cdkeys.com
Total War: Warhammer 2016   See on cdkeys.com
Far Cry: Primal 2016   See on cdkeys.com
Steep 2016   See on cdkeys.com
Gears of War Ultimate Edition 2015 Extras menu. No final score provided. See on Microsoft.com
Dirt: Rally 2015   See on cdkeys.com
Batman: Arkham Knight 2015   See on cdkeys.com
Rise of the Tomb Raider 2015   See on cdkeys.com
Total War: Attila 2015   See on cdkeys.com
Rainbow Six: Siege 2015   See on cdkeys.com
Mortal Kombat X 2015 XL also works See on cdkeys.com
Ultra Street Fighter 4 2014   See on cdkeys.com
Thief 2014   See on G2A.com
The Talos Principle 2014   See on G2A.com
Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor 2014   See on cdkeys.com
Alien Isolation 2014 Instructions here See on Instant Gaming
GRID: Autosport 2014   See on Amazon
Assetto Corsa 2014   See on cdkeys.com
Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor 2014   See on cdkeys.com
Sniper Elite 3 2014   See on cdkeys.com
GRID 2 2013   See on cdkeys.com
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn 2013 Free benchmark See on Techpowerup
Tomb Raider 2013   See on G2A.com
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 cdkeys.com
Metro: Last Light 2013 Repeatable runs See on cdkeys.com
Bioshock Infinite 2013 Many presets avail. See on cdkeys.com
Total War: Rome II 2013   See on cdkeys.com
Grand Theft Auto V 2013 Finish prologue first See on cdkeys.com
Killer Instinct 2013 Free See on Microsoft Store
Batman: Arkham Origins 2013   See on cdkeys.com
Trackmania 2 Valley 2013   See on G2A.com
Borderlands 2 2012 See here See on cdkeys.com
NBA 2K13 2012   See on G2A.com
Sniper Elite V2 2012   See on cdkeys.com
Sleeping Dogs 2012   See on cdkeys.com
Dirt Showdown 2012   See on G2A.com
Street Fighter X Tekken 2012   See on G2A.com
Hitman Absolution 2012   See on G2A.com
Xonotic 2011   See on xonotic.org
Total War: Shogun 2 2011   See on cdkeys.com
Hard Reset 2011   See on G2A.com
Batman: Arkham City 2011   See on cdkeys.com
Dirt 3 2011   See on cdkeys.com
Metro 2033 2010 Repeatable runs See on cdkeys.com
Just Cause 2 2010   See on Amazon
Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. 2 2010   See on cjs-cdkeys.com
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 G2A.com
Batman: Arkham Asylum 2009 Not available on Steam versions See on cdkeys.com
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War 2 2009   See on Amazon
Arma 2 2009   See on Amazon
Resident Evil 5 2009   See on G2A.com
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 G2A.com
Crysis 2007 But can it run Crysis? See on Amazon
Lost Planet: Extreme Condition 2007   See on G2A.com
World in Conflict 2007   See on GoG.com
Company of Heroes 2006   See on Steam
Quake IV 2005   See on cdkeys.com
F.E.A.R 2005   See on G2A.com
Doom 3 2004   See on cdkeys.com
Unreal Tournament 2004 2004   See on GOG.com
Counter-Strike: Source 2004   See on Amazon
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: May 3, 2021

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Games with built-in benchmarks 2021: 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: https://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/benchmark/ it’s released on April 28, 2017.

        1. William Judd says:

          Sweet, added that one too :-)

    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.
    https://youtu.be/KB0yG0soTyQ

  9. Chris says:

    add thief benchmark

    1. William Judd says:

      Is that the 2014 game?

      1. Chris says:

        yep

  10. J.H. Baek says:

    * War Thunder (https://warthunder.com/kr)

  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.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wriqVTOVzuY

    Thanks

  16. J.H. Baek says:

    Please includ Strange Brigade(2018) have built in benchmark.
    https://youtu.be/RaI9oqFV9ZA

  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:

    Hello,

    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.

    Cheers

  22. Emmanuel Silva says:

    Hello,

    Thank you for your work.

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

    Cheers

    Emmanuel

  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
    UT2003
    Mafia II (e.g. https://youtu.be/jIYDVXmNalI)

  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

    https://www.stardock.com/games/starcontrol/benchmark#title

    1. William Judd says:

      Good stuff, thanks!

  37. Francesco says:

    Wolfenstein Youngblood has built-in benchmark.

  38. Emmanuel says:

    Hello,

    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:

      https://i.imgur.com/dH51XBJ.jpg

      And here’s the results screen:

      https://i.imgur.com/TkUT3qG.jpg

  39. Mark Poppin says:

    New Street Fighter V standalone benchmark:

    https://game.capcom.com/sfv/benchmark/us/

    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: https://www.reddit.com/r/Steam/comments/283p6x/games_with_benchmark_tools/
    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!

  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:

    TOTAL WAR SAGA “TROY”

  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 :)

  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.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYaF59650mU
    1:49~

  61. J.H. Baek says:

    Add Hitman 3 please.
    https://youtu.be/_mx-T3XyxIs

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