I like playing video games, especially Assasin’s Creed and Skyrim—and I found that it’s actually fun to record the way I play. More so, I get to share it with my friends and followers. I’ve been asked a number of times about which game recording software I use, and you know what? I’m here to share them with you. Here are the best game recording software you should try.
Best Game Recording Software for Windows
Action!: Action is truly a great name for this software as it makes your viewers feel like they’re playing the game, too. It has 4k video recording properties, GPU acceleration, time shift mode, and remote access settings. It’s best used on fast computers, though, as RAM usage is heavy. Get it for $49.95, or get the trial version for $29.99.
ShadowPlay: If you’re losing space, this comes in handy as it has an amazing Shadow Mode that allows you to record only the last 20 minutes of your game, while deleting the rest. But if you didn’t know that, then that could be a problem. You can get ShadowPlay for free.
XPlit GameCaster: Working for Windows 7, 8, and 10, you can get this for $4.99 to $8.95/month. It’s easy to use, and features high precision recording sessions. It also has a great picture-in-picture mode that you can try.
Best Game Recording Software for Linux
RecordMyDesktop: It does what it says. If you turn it on, it records what it sees on your desktop, be it a game or not. You can choose audio and video quality, but the issue is that output is only available in Vorbis and Theora, so conversion would still have to be done.
ScreenStudio: I like how well-defined the outputs for this one are, so I use it from time to time. You can even add images and texts to your videos, and it supports desktop streaming, too! It only works with Linux and Mac OS, though—sorry, Windows!
VokoScreen: With this, you can select whether you like to record only an area of the screen or all of it, and even makes way for webcam recordings and area magnifications. Multi-screen recording is not allowed, though.
Best Game Recording Software for Mac
Screencast-O-Matic Pro: Whew! What a name, right? Well, I did try this once, and I liked how clear the output was as one of its main purposes is to record games. However, it doesn’t allow live streaming (boo!) but is a steal for $12/year.
OBS: This works not only for the Mac but for other platforms, as well. It works great when it comes to recording games, offers live streaming (yes!), and has a desktop-capture feature, as well. Best part is that it’s free!
Best Free Game Recording Software
Windows 10 Bar: Well, it’s one of the easiest ways to record your game. It’s not in HD, but it’s not that bad either—it’s good to start with.
Dxtory: Even the grainiest videos captured can be turned into clear, HD ones with this. It also allows you to record two different sounds. You can also opt for its paid version, as well.
Best Paid Game Recording Software
WM Capture: I truly love this one’s HD output feature, and you can also choose whether to capture all audio, or just music or voice only. You can capture in detailed mode, as well! Make sure that the PC is in a cool area as it might lead to overheating. It works for Windows and Mac. You can get it for $39.95.
Fraps: This has amazing custom frames, and can show you the number of frames per second, too. It’s quite tricky to work with, though. You can get it for $37.
Gaming Can Be More Fun!
What’s your favorite game? Have you tried recording the way you play before? If you haven’t, try it even once, and you’ll see just how fun it could be! Hope you liked this post; don’t forget to share it with your friends, and let me know in the comments what you think!