In 2002, K. M. Passino proposed Bacterial Foraging Optimization Algorithm (BFOA) for distributed optimization and control. One of the major driving forces of BFOA is the chemotactic movement of a virtual bacterium that models a trial solution of the optimization problem. However, during the process of chemotaxis, the BFOA depends on random search directions which may lead to delay in reaching the global solution. Recently, a new algorithm BFOA oriented by PSO termed BF-PSO has shown superior in proportional integral derivative controller tuning application. In order to examine the global search capability of BF-PSO, we evaluate the performance of BFOA and BF-PSO on 23 numerical benchmark functions. In BF-PSO, the search directions of tumble behavior for each bacterium oriented by the individual's best location and the global best location. The experimental results show that BF-PSO performs much better than BFOA for almost all test functions. That's approved that the BFOA oriented by PSO strategy improve its global optimization capability.