Best Benchmark Games on Steam

Steam currently has 30 Benchmark games available to download and play. Explore our list of the best picks ranked by Player Score. Our Player Score rankings are calculated directly from reviews left on the Steam store and will be updated in real-time as more players leave their feedback. Benchmark game rankings were last updated on 5/7/2024.

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1. fpsVR

Utility for SteamVR for keeping track of FPS, frame time and other performance metrics in the in-game overlay. Easily change SteamVR settings in the fpsVR settings overlay in the SteamVR dashboard. Headset cable twist tracking and other useful features.

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fpsVR holds the #1 spot for "best Benchmark game on Steam" with a Player Score of 93. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 1,993 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 1,948 positive reviews and 45 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $3.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run fpsVR on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $3.99
Release Date 9/11/2018
Developer SBSoftLab
Publisher SBSoftLab
Steam App Id 908520

2. 3DMark

3DMark is for gamers, overclockers and system builders who want to get more out of their hardware. With its wide range of benchmark tests, 3DMark has everything you need to test your PC's performance.

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3DMark has achieved a Player Score of 91, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Benchmark games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 15,980 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 14,977 positive reviews and 1,003 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $8.75 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run 3DMark on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $8.75
Developer UL Solutions
Publisher UL Solutions
Steam App Id 223850

3. DiRT 3 Complete Edition

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DiRT 3 Complete Edition has achieved a Player Score of 89, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Benchmark games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 12,531 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 11,457 positive reviews and 1,074 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $0.00 to play and is not available to play on Windows, Mac OS, or Linux systems. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run DiRT 3 Complete Edition on the Steam Deck.

Release Date 4/1/2015
Steam App Id 321040

4. Half-Life 2: Lost Coast

Originally planned as a section of the Highway 17 chapter of Half-Life 2, Lost Coast is a playable technology showcase that introduces High Dynamic Range lighting to the Source engine.

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Half-Life 2: Lost Coast has achieved a Player Score of 87, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Benchmark games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 13,092 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 11,671 positive reviews and 1,421 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $0.00 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Release Date 10/27/2005
Franchise Half-Life
Developer Valve
Publisher Valve
Steam App Id 340

5. Ryse: Son of Rome

“Ryse: Son of Rome” tells the story of Marius Titus, a young Roman soldier who witnesses the murder of his family at the hands of barbarian bandits, then travels with the Roman army to Britannia to seek revenge.

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Ryse: Son of Rome has achieved a Player Score of 85, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Benchmark games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 37,640 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 32,535 positive reviews and 5,105 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $9.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 10/10/2014
Developer Crytek
Publisher Crytek
Steam App Id 302510

6. Crysis 2 - Maximum Edition

Aliens are decimating New York City, only you have the technology to survive. Be The Weapon.

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Crysis 2 - Maximum Edition has achieved a Player Score of 83, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Benchmark games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 13,404 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 11,407 positive reviews and 1,997 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $29.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Crysis 2 - Maximum Edition on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $29.99
Release Date 3/22/2011
Developer Crytek Studios
Publisher Electronic Arts
Steam App Id 108800

7. Wiggly Boy

Wiggly Boy is a sobering look at the power of your computer.

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Wiggly Boy has achieved a Player Score of 83, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Benchmark games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 46 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 45 positive reviews and 1 negative reviews — making it "Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $1.00 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, there is no confirmed information regarding Steam Deck support for this game.

Steam Price $1.00
Release Date 9/23/2020
Developer Endless Ritual Assembly
Publisher Endless Ritual Assembly
Steam App Id 1406140

8. Crysis® 3

The fate of the world is in your hands. New and old enemies threaten the peace you worked so hard to achieve 24 years ago. Your search for the Alpha Ceph continues, but this time you'll also need to expose the truth behind the C.E.L.L. corporation.

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Crysis® 3 has achieved a Player Score of 83, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Benchmark games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 5,423 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 4,628 positive reviews and 795 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $0.00 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Crysis® 3 on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 6/4/2020
Developer Crytek
Publisher Electronic Arts
Steam App Id 1282690

9. Crysis Warhead®

Pulse-racing new installment from 2007's PC Game of the Year*: Play as Sergeant Sykes and experience a whole new side of the battle. A standard combat mission behind enemy lines becomes critical when you discover your enemies have captured something of vital importance to the ensuing war.

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Crysis Warhead® has achieved a Player Score of 83, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Benchmark games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 3,628 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 3,105 positive reviews and 523 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Crysis Warhead® on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 9/17/2008
Developer Crytek
Publisher Electronic Arts
Steam App Id 17330

10. Crysis

Adapt to Survive — An epic story thrusts players into an ever-changing environment, forcing them to adapt their tactics and approach to conquer battlefields ranging from newly frozen jungle to zero-gravity alien environments. Suit up! — A high-tech Nanosuit allows gamers to augment their abilities in real time on the battlefield.

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Crysis has achieved a Player Score of 78, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Benchmark games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 13,002 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 10,376 positive reviews and 2,626 negative reviews — making it "Mostly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $29.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run Crysis on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $29.99
Release Date 9/17/2008
Developer Crytek
Publisher Electronic Arts
Steam App Id 17300

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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, April 22). Ryse: Son of Rome on Steam. Steam Store.
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