List of games with built-in benchmarks

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This is a list to show games that provide a built-in benchmark, either within the game, via a launcher or as a separate executable. Other external benchmark tools do not count for this list.

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Game Benchmark Notes
Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition Main menu → ⚙ (Gear icon) → Options → Graphics → Ranked Benchmark Test
Alien: Isolation Use launch option -benchmark instructions here
Aliens vs. Predator (2010)
Anno 1800 Set options in-game and exit. Right-click the play button in Ubisoft Connect and select DX11 or DX12 benchmark. -benchmark /devicetype DX12 /benchmark /novsync detailed statistics are saved in %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Anno 1800\benchmarks\
Arma 2
Ashes of the Singularity
Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation Main menu → Benchmark → Run Test
Assassin's Creed Odyssey Main menu → Benchmark
Assassin's Creed Origins Main menu → Options → Graphics → Performance Tools → R Benchmark
Assassin's Creed Valhalla Main menu → Benchmark
Assetto Corsa Main menu → ⚙ Options → Video → Display → Start Benchmark added post-release[1]
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Batman: Arkham City Main menu → Options → Benchmark
Batman: Arkham Knight Main menu → Options → PC Performance Test
Batman: Arkham Origins Main menu → Options → Benchmark or use launch argument benchmark added post-release to menu[2][3]
BioShock Infinite Run <path-to-game>\Binaries\Win32\Benchmark.bat or choose "Launch BioShock Infinite Benchmarking Utility" from Steam launch menu.
Borderlands 2 Use launch options -benchmark -seconds=60 -novsync
Borderlands 3 Main menu → Options → Visuals → Benchmark (third icon) → Start Benchmark
Car Mechanic Simulator 2018 Main menu → Settings → Video Settings → Run Benchmark
Chernobylite Main menu → Options → Video Settings → Run Benchmark
Civilization VI Main menu → Benchmark Option to select Graphics or AI benchmark, exports as a CSV file.
Company of Heroes Options → Graphics → Performance Test
Company of Heroes 2 Options → Graphics → Performance Test
Counter-Strike: Source Main menu → Video Stress Test
Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time
Crysis Run <path-to-game>\Bin32\Benchmark_GPU.bat
Crysis Remastered Run <path-to-game>\Bin64\Benchmark.exe
Cyberpunk 2077 Settings → B Run Benchmark added post-release[4]
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Main menu → Extras → Benchmark
Devil May Cry 4
Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition
DiRT 3 Main menu → Options → Graphics → Run Benchmark Test (bottom)
DIRT 5
DiRT Showdown
DiRT Rally Main menu → Options & Extras → Graphics → Benchmark Mode
Doom 3 Open game console (Alt+Ctrl+~) and execute timedemo demo1
F.E.A.R.
F1 2017
F1 2018
F1 2019 Main menu → Settings → Graphics Options → Benchmark Mode
F1 2020
Factorio
Far Cry 2
Far Cry 5 Main menu → Options → Benchmark
Far Cry 6 Main menu → Options → Benchmark
Main menu → Options → Video → F5 Test in Benchmark
statistics are saved in %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Far Cry 6\benchmarks\
Far Cry New Dawn Main menu → Options → Benchmark
Far Cry Primal Main menu → Options → Benchmark
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
Final Fantasy XV
For Honor Main menu → F6 Game Menu → Graphics → B Benchmark
Forza Horizon 4 Main menu → Options → Benchmark Mode available in the demo
Forza Horizon 5 Main menu → Options → Graphics → Start Benchmark Mode
Forza Motorsport 7 Main menu → R Options → Video → F Run Benchmark available in the demo
Gears 5 Main menu → Extras → Benchmark
Main menu → 2 → Options → Video → C Benchmark
Gears of War 4
Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Extras menu no final score
Gears Tactics Main menu → Benchmark
Main menu → Settings → (Video section) General → Launch Benchmark
Godfall
Grand Theft Auto IV Main menu → Options → Graphics → Benchmark
Grand Theft Auto V Main menu → Settings → Graphics → Tab Run Benchmark Tests Prologue must be finished first; detailed statistics are saved in %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Rockstar Games\GTA V\Benchmarks\
GRID 2 Main menu → Options & Extras → Options → Graphics Options → Graphics Benchmark
GRID Autosport Main menu → Options & Extras → Options → Graphics → Graphics Benchmark
GRID (2019) Main menu → Options → Video → Advanced → Benchmark added post-release[Note 1], choice between day and night
Gunfire Reborn
Hard Reset
Hitman
Hitman 2 Launcher options menu, there is a "Start Benchmark with current Settings" button at the bottom of the menu
Hitman 3 Launcher options menu, there is a "Start Benchmark with current Settings" button at the bottom of the menu choice between 2 scenes; detailed statistics are saved in %USERPROFILE%\hitman\
Hitman: Absolution Launcher options menu, "Start Benchmark" button
Horizon Zero Dawn Main menu → Settings → Graphics → X Run Benchmark
Immortals Fenyx Rising Main menu → Options → B Benchmark not available in the demo
Injustice 2
Just Cause 2 Main menu → Benchmark choice between 3 scenes, benchmark available in the demo as well, but different[5]
Killer Instinct Main menu → 1 Help & Options → Run Performance Test
Lost Planet 2
Lost Planet: Extreme Condition
Mafia II: Definitive Edition
Mafia II
Metro 2033
Metro 2033 Redux Run <path-to-game>\metro_benchmark.exe
Metro Exodus Run <path-to-game>\Benchmark.exe not available on macOS
Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition Run <path-to-game>\Benchmark.exe statistics are saved in %USERPROFILE%\Documents\4A Games\Metro Exodus Enhanced\Benchmark\
Metro: Last Light
Metro: Last Light Redux Run <path-to-game>\metro_benchmark.exe
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
Middle-earth: Shadow of War Main menu → Run Benchmark
Mirror's Edge Use launch option -FlybyFlight[6] no statistics provided, third-party tools needed for that
Mortal Kombat 11
Mortal Kombat X
NBA 2K13
Phantasy Star Online 2
Quake III Arena
Quake IV
Red Dead Redemption 2 Settings → Graphics → X Run Benchmark Tests
Return to Castle Wolfenstein
Rise of the Tomb Raider Main menu → Start Benchmark
Shadow of the Tomb Raider Main menu → Options → Display and Graphics → R Run Benchmark available in the demo, but no demo on macOS
Sleeping Dogs Main menu → Options → Display → Q Advanced Options → Q Benchmark Mode
Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition Main menu → Options → Display → Q Advanced Options → Q Benchmark Mode
Sniper Elite 3
Sniper Elite 4
Sniper Elite V2
Star Control: Origins
Steep Options → Display / Graphics → B Run Benchmark
Strange Brigade Main menu → Benchmark
Street Fighter IV
Street Fighter V
Street Fighter X Tekken
The Last Remnant
The Talos Principle Main menu → Extras → Benchmark Benchmark duration can be set to 15, 30, or 60 seconds, or unlimited.
Thief Main menu → Benchmark
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint Main menu → Options → Settings → Video → Run Benchmark → Run Benchmark available in the free trial; detailed statistics are saved in %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Ghost Recon Breakpoint\Benchmark\
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands Main menu → Options → Graphics → B Benchmark available in the free trial; detailed statistics are saved in %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Ghost Recon Wildlands\Benchmark\
Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. 2
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Extraction Main menu → ⚙ (F10 Gear icon) → Options → Video → Benchmark My PC available in the free trial; detailed statistics are saved in %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Rainbow Six - Extraction\Benchmark\
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege Main menu → ⚙ (Gear icon) → Options → Display / Graphics → B Benchmark
Tom Clancy's The Division Main menu → Options → Benchmark → Start available in the free trial
Tom Clancy's The Division 2 Main menu → Settings → Benchmark → Run Benchmark available in the free trial; detailed statistics are saved in %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Tom Clancy's The Division 2\Benchmarks\
Tomb Raider (2013) Main menu → Start Benchmark
Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia
Total War Saga: Troy
Total War: Attila
Total War: Rome II
Total War: Shogun 2 Menu option in Steam when launching the game
Total War: Three Kingdoms
Total War: Warhammer Main menu → Options → Graphics → Advanced → Benchmark choice between 3 scenes
Total War: Warhammer II
Total War: Warhammer III Main menu → Options → Graphics → Advanced → Benchmark choice between 2 scenes; statistics are saved in %APPDATA%\The Creative Assembly\Warhammer3\GDK\benchmarks\
TrackMania 2: Valley
Tropical Escape
Ultra Street Fighter IV
Unreal Tournament 2004
War Thunder
Warhammer: Vermintide 2 Available from the launcher Benchmark is not indicative of in-game performance. The benchmark is much lighter on the CPU than the actual game.
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II Graphics → Performance Test
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III
Watch Dogs Legion Main menu → Tab Options → Video → B Run Benchmark detailed statistics are saved in %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Watch Dogs Legion\[user ID]\
Wolfenstein: Youngblood Main menu → Options → Benchmark added post-release[7], choice between 2 scenes
World in Conflict Main menu → Options → Graphics → Run Benchmark
World of Tanks
World War Z Main menu → Settings → Video → F8 Run Benchmark
WWE 2K16
WWE 2K17
WWE 2K18
WWE 2K19
WWE 2K20
WWE 2K22 Options → Extras → Benchmark
Xonotic

Notes

  1. presumably added with update 1.2, although not part of patch notes

References