A downloadable benchmark for Windows and Linux

Project Borealis Performance Test

Project Borealis is a fan-game aiming to create the long awaited 3rd episode of the Half-Life 2 episodic trilogy based on Marc Laidlaw’s Epistle 3.

The Project Borealis performance test is a comprehensive analysis of a system's performance under our current working environment. Though this test shows our progress on performance so far, we hope to make more progress before releasing the Ravenholm tech demo, and will continue to make improvements up to the release of the full game.

Updated 15 days ago
StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, Linux
AuthorProject Borealis
Tagsbenchmark, performance, Unreal Engine
Average sessionA few seconds
AccessibilityOne button
LinksHomepage, Twitter, Reddit, YouTube

Install instructions

The Project Borealis performance test comes with a few options: you can launch the game in DX11 (default), DX10, OpenGL 4 or Vulkan mode. Just open the appropriate .exe file for the one you'd like to test.

If the performance test does not launch, you may have to update Windows, and install the Visual Studio 2017 Redistributable.

If you're on Linux, you can run the .sh files in your terminal for Vulkan (default), OpenGL 4, or Vulkan Mobile (Low-end Vulkan ES3.1 feature level).

We highly recommend using the itch.io app, which comes with update patching for smaller and faster downloads, as well as easier launching.


Performance Test for Windows 719 MB
Version 2.1.0 16 days ago
Performance Test for Linux 820 MB
Version 2.1.0 16 days ago

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