Games with built-in benchmarks 2020: 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!

Update: You can now click the column headers (e.g. title and year) in order to sort by those attributes. Genre and API columns are planned too, but will require a few hours to implement!

GameYearNotesLink to buy
Mafia 2 Definitive Edition2020 See on cdkeys.com
Watch Dogs Legion2020 See on cdkeys.com
Horizon Zero Dawn2020 See on cdkeys.com
Total War Saga: Troy2020Was free; now paidSee on Epic
F1 20202020 See on cdkeys.com
Gears Tactics2020 See on Steam
Age of Empires II Definitive Edition2019 See on cdkeys.com
Anno 18002019 See on cdkeys.com
Chernobylite2019 See on Steam
Wolfenstein: Youngblood2019RTXSee on cdkeys.com
Star Control Origins2019Free/standaloneSee on Stardock
Red Dead Redemption 22019 See on cdkeys.com
Ghost Recon Breakpoint2019 See on cdkeys.com
Borderlands 32019 See on cdkeys.com
Gears of War 52019 See on cdkeys.com
Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers2019Free downloadSee on FF.com
F1 20192019 See on cdkeys.com
Total War: Three Kingdoms2019 See on cdkeys.com
World War Z2019F8 in SettingsBuy on Epic Store
The Division 22019 See on cdkeys.com
Metro Exodus2019.exe in install dir (Epic/Steam only)See on cdkeys.com
Far Cry: New Dawn2019 See on cdkeys.com
Civilization VI: Gathering Storm2019Two new benchmark presetsSee on cdkeys.com
Mortal Kombat 112019 See on cdkeys.com
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey2018 See on cdkeys.com
Hitman 22018Launcher > OptionsSee on cdkeys.com
F1 20182018 See on cdkeys.com
Forza Horizon 42018Incredibly detailedSee on cdkeys.com
Strange Brigade2018 See on cdkeys.com
Shadow of the Tomb Raider2018Benchmark available in trial versionSee on cdkeys.com
Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia2018 See on Steam
Far Cry 52018Extremely relaxingSee on cdkeys.com
World of Tanks enCore2018Free downloadSee on WoT.com
Final Fantasy XV2018Free downloadSee on FF.com
Tropical Escape2018 See on Steam
Middle-Earth: Shadow of War2017 See on cdkeys.com
Car Mechanic Simulator 20182017 See on Steam
Assassin’s Creed: Origins2017CPU-intensiveSee on Amazon
Forza Motorsport 72017 See on cdkeys.com
F1 20172017 See on cdkeys.com
Total War: Warhammer 22017 See on cdkeys.com
Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War 32017 See on cdkeys.com
Ghost Recon Wildlands2017 See on Amazon
For Honor2017 See on cdkeys.com
Injustice 22017 See on cdkeys.com
Sniper Elite 42017 See on cdkeys.com
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided2016 See on cdkeys.com
Ashes of the Singularity2016 See on Amazon
Civilization VI2016CPU + GPUSee on cdkeys.com
Hitman2016Average multiple runsSee on cdkeys.com
The Division2016 See on cdkeys.com
Gears of War 42016 See on cdkeys.com
Total War: Warhammer2016 See on cdkeys.com
Far Cry: Primal2016 See on cdkeys.com
Steep2016 See on cdkeys.com
Gears of War Ultimate Edition2015Extras menu. No final score provided.See on Microsoft.com
Dirt: Rally2015 See on cdkeys.com
Batman: Arkham Knight2015 See on cdkeys.com
Rise of the Tomb Raider2015 See on cdkeys.com
Total War: Attila2015 See on cdkeys.com
Rainbow Six: Siege2015 See on cdkeys.com
Mortal Kombat X2015XL also worksSee on cdkeys.com
Ultra Street Fighter 42014 See on cdkeys.com
Thief2014 See on G2A.com
The Talos Principle2014 See on G2A.com
Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor2014 See on cdkeys.com
Alien Isolation2014Instructions hereSee on Instant Gaming
GRID: Autosport2014 See on Amazon
Assetto Corsa2014 See on cdkeys.com
Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor2014 See on cdkeys.com
Sniper Elite 32014 See on cdkeys.com
GRID 22013 See on cdkeys.com
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn2013Free benchmarkSee on Techpowerup
Tomb Raider2013 See on G2A.com
War Thunder2013Free MMO, still updatedSee on Steam
Resident Evil 62013Free benchmark toolSee on Guru3D
Company of Heroes 22013 See on cdkeys.com
Metro: Last Light2013Repeatable runsSee on cdkeys.com
Bioshock Infinite2013Many presets avail.See on cdkeys.com
Total War: Rome II2013 See on cdkeys.com
Grand Theft Auto V2013Finish prologue firstSee on cdkeys.com
Killer Instinct2013FreeSee on Microsoft Store
Batman: Arkham Origins2013 See on cdkeys.com
Trackmania 2 Valley2013 See on G2A.com
Borderlands 22012See hereSee on cdkeys.com
NBA 2K132012 See on G2A.com
Sniper Elite V22012 See on cdkeys.com
Sleeping Dogs2012 See on cdkeys.com
Dirt Showdown2012 See on G2A.com
Street Fighter X Tekken2012 See on G2A.com
Hitman Absolution2012 See on G2A.com
Xonotic2011 See on xonotic.org
Total War: Shogun 22011 See on cdkeys.com
Hard Reset2011 See on G2A.com
Batman: Arkham City2011 See on cdkeys.com
Dirt 32011 See on cdkeys.com
Metro 20332010Repeatable runsSee on cdkeys.com
Just Cause 22010 See on Amazon
Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. 22010 See on cjs-cdkeys.com
Lost Planet 22010 See on Guru3D
Aliens vs Predator2010 See on Steam
Mafia II2009 See on Steam
The Last Remnant2009 See on G2A.com
Batman: Arkham Asylum2009Not available on Steam versionsSee on cdkeys.com
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War 22009 See on Amazon
Arma 22009 See on Amazon
Resident Evil 52009 See on G2A.com
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.com
Crysis2007But can it run Crysis?See on Amazon
Lost Planet: Extreme Condition2007 See on G2A.com
World in Conflict2007 See on GoG.com
Company of Heroes2006 See on Steam
Quake IV2005 See on cdkeys.com
F.E.A.R2005 See on G2A.com
Doom 32004 See on cdkeys.com
Unreal Tournament 20042004 See on GOG.com
Counter-Strike: Source2004 See on Amazon
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!

Last modified: November 18, 2020

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Games with built-in benchmarks 2020: 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. Nice, thanks for letting me know! :)

  2. The_Last_Metroid says:

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

    1. 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. 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. Sweet, added that one too :-)

    1. Perfect, I’ve added it!

  5. Igor Zivkovic says:

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

  6. JH Baek says:

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

  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. Awesome, thanks for confirming!

  8. Chris says:

    add thief benchmark

    1. Is that the 2014 game?

  9. Pepote says:

    There is also Mordor Shadow Of War.

  10. J.H. Baek says:

    There is Forza Horizon 4 as well. :-)

  11. Igor Zivkovic says:

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

  12. J.H. Baek says:

    Add this “Assassin’s Creed Odyssey – 2018”

  13. J.H. Baek says:

    Please include F1 2016 have built in benchmark.

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

    Thanks

  14. J.H. Baek says:

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

  15. Tunc says:

    Tomb Raider 2013 can be added to the list.

    1. Matyáš Klukan says:

      how do i benchmark it?

  16. 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. Awesome stuff, thanks for contributing!

  17. Chris says:

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

  18. SnakeHardware says:

    Far Cry New Dawn also got nice benchmarking tool

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. alex says:

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

  22. J.H.Baek says:

    Please add ‘F1 2019’

  23. Martin says:

    Hello guys,
    I know about two old(er) games with benchmark
    UT2003
    Mafia II (e.g. https://youtu.be/jIYDVXmNalI)

  24. b0b says:

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

  25. shilka says:

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

  26. steve jones says:

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

  27. Lilly says:

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

  28. 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

  29. apoppin says:

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

  30. RN says:

    Which of these games allows you to loop the benchmark?

    1. 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.

  31. steve jones says:

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

  32. Fabio says:

    Red Dead Redemption 2

  33. apoppin says:

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

  34. Mark Poppin says:

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

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

  35. Francesco says:

    Wolfenstein Youngblood has built-in benchmark.

  36. 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. 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

  37. Mark Poppin says:

    New Street Fighter V standalone benchmark:

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

    1. Emmanuel says:

      Thanks !

  38. Disguise_AU says:

    Chernobylite also has an in-game benchmarking tool.

  39. Disguise_AU says:

    Chernobylite also has an in-game benchmarking tool.

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

  41. Hank says:

    Gears Tactics has a benchmark.

  42. 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.

  43. J.H.Baek says:

    Please add ‘Gears Tactics ‘

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

  45. Jefferson Michael says:

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

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

  47. J.H. Baek says:

    TOTAL WAR SAGA “TROY”

  48. 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. Thanks! How do we access these?

  49. Roman Lukš says:

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

    1. 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!

  50. 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. 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 :)

  51. J.H. Baek says:

    Serious Sam 4 has benchmark. MENU-EXTRAS

  52. 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.

  53. Amanda says:

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

  54. J.H. Baek says:

    Dirt 5 has in-game benchmark

  55. J.H. Baek says:

    Godfall has in-game benchmark

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