Exhilarating Steam Game Recorder You Can Never Miss

Last updated on August 22, 2016 by

As we all know, Steam is a large game distribution platform which devotes to recommending the most high-rated and popular video games to its players. It offers video games of different types such as Action, Adventure, RPG, Sports and many others for players to purchase. Moreover, gamers can also find the latest news and game information as well as discuss the games they have experienced on its community. Whilst, many players also tend to record Steam gameplay so that they can show their game skills or tricks in an attractive and vivid way. Therefore, here I would like to introduce several feasible tools that can help you capture a Steam video clip with full satisfaction.

Recommendable Programs to Capture a Charming Steam Game Video

1. ShowMore

When it comes to recording Steam games, ShowMore is absolutely a wise choice that merits attention. Unlike other programs, it is totally free and allows you to record without any limitation. With the help of its online recording application, you can simply capture what you want from desktop together with the Hi-Fi sound track. And it supports recording audio source from both system and microphone, which means you can record your narration or commentary of any Steam game without any loss. By the way, if you want to add yourself into the recorded video, you can also access the web camera while capturing.

steam gameplay recorder

Here is how it works:

  • Go to its official site and press on “Start Recording” tab. If you have never visited this site before, it will ask to install a launcher to activate the recorder.
  • Then launch the application, set some relative settings in the options menu such as recording hotkeys.
  • Choose one audio input such as “System sound”. If you want to record your voice together, you can change source as “System sound and microphone”.
  • Open one video game you get from Steam. And adjust the frame window to be consistent with the game window. Click on “REC” button to start recording.
  • During recording, you can add various arrows, marks, annotations to make your video more attractive.
  • Once done, click pause button to stop and tick the icon to continue. Choose to save as video file and your game clip will be stored in the selected folder soon.

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2. Apowersoft Screen Recorder Pro

Another available program is Apowersoft Screen Recorder Pro. It is a professional Steam game recorder which can be utilized on desktop easily. Besides the primary screen capturing function, it also covers many more powerful features which benefit users quite a lot. Multiple recording modes are optional and users can choose according to their own needs. Sound source from internal system as well as external microphone can be both supported for recording.

select one audio input

By using its built-in editor, you can trim and crop the video, adjust volume, add subtitle and watermark as well as convert video format, etc. All these help you make a creative and attractive video simply. Additionally, you can also take HD screenshots as well as preset a recording plan so that it will make a video clip automatically. Just follow the steps and you can handle it quite easily.

  • Download this program via the button below and install it on your computer.


  • Open it on desktop and you can customize necessary settings in options.
  • Select one audio input and drop down “Record/Start” menu, choose to record a specific region or the whole screen.
  • Open one video game you get from Steam. And adjust the frame window to be consistent with the game window. Click on “REC” button to start recording.
  • After that, you can start recording Steam gameplay. When you want to finish, just click on stop button and your video will be shown on the list.

recording game of steam

Other Workable Applications to Record Steam Games

1. Fraps

Without many complicated steps to handle, many game players would like to make use of Fraps for recording Steam games. It is well designed for Windows users to capture games which adopt DirectX or OpenGL graphic technology. When you utilize this recorder, it can display the FPS (Frames per Second) at the top of its frame window so that you can have a clear notion. However, sometimes the recorded video can be saved in large size for Fraps always consumes large proportion of CPU, which is quite demanding for the PC performance.

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2. OBS (Open Broadcaster Software)

If you are fond of making live game streaming directly to YouTube, you can have a try on OBS. It is excellent in capturing video clips and saving them in MP4 or FLV format. Game video and sound can be both captured without any loss or lag. And you can add microphone and web camera into recording, too. Although it has a simple interface, there are so many advanced options to set during the recording process.

how to record steam gameplay


Those aforementioned are all available tools concerning on how to record Steam games. User can select the optimum game recorder based on your needs. Personally speaking, I consider Apowersfot Screen Recorder Pro as the best ideal one for it boasts most considerate features but with less limits in every aspect.

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