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How to Record Gameplay on Windows 10 with Easy Steps

Jane Zhou updated on Mar 30, 2021 to Screen Recording Utility | How-to Articles

A game recorder is needed by both professional game players and common game lovers. Gamers like to record their gameplay to review the video, learn from their mistakes, and develop better strategies. Players also enjoy sharing their accomplishments online, either to brag or to provide tutorials that can help others succeed.

But all that comes with a screen recorder. Only with a screen recorder can you record the gameplay. Do you want to record your gameplay on Windows 10? If you do, the recorders we introduce in this article may help you with that.

Part 1. How to Record Gameplay on Windows 10 with Game Bar 

Windows 10 includes a built-in tool for recording videos of PC games, called Game Bar. Windows 10 also includes customizable keyboard shortcuts for recording videos and capturing screenshots.

After recording, you can upload gameplay videos to YouTube or any other video-sharing site or keep the clip on your own computer and share it with your friends.

Game Bar

Step 1. Press Windows Key + G to open the Game Bar while playing a game. It will pop up above the game you're playing.

Step 2. Click the red "Record" button. A timer will appear at the top-right corner of your window while it's recording.

Step 3. To stop recording the window, bring up the Game Bar again and click the red "Stop" button. You can also start and stop recordings with Windows Key + Alt + R.

Step 4. Windows saves all videos you record to your user account's Videos\Captures folder as MP4 files. Each tagged with the game's name and the date and time you captured them.

Part 2. Easiest Way to Record Gameplay on Windows 10 

EaseUS RecExperts is a professional screen recorder. However, that doesn't mean that it is too complex to operate. On the contrary, since it means to help beginners, it is full-featured and easy-to-use at the same time. If you are a novice, this software is your best choice.

With this effective application, you can record streaming video, record audio, record webcam. For people who don't know how to record zoom meeting and gameplay on Windows 10, downloading this software is a pros-outweigh-cons choice for you. Now, let's take a look at the operation tutorial below.

Step 1. Launch the game you're about to record and then the downloaded EaseUS RecExperts.

Step 2. Once you begin playing the game, click the "Record Game" button to get in the game recording.

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Step 3. Select the region and click the "REC" button to start recording. And then you can choose to pause or stop the recording during the course of the gameplay.

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Step 4. After saving the recorded gameplay video, you can directly save the video to a local disk or upload it to cloud storage, YouTube, Vimeo, and many other platforms.

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Part 3. How to Record Gameplay with Alternative Recorders  

Some other third-party programs can record the gameplay on your screen. You may read the information below. However, if you are a beginner in recording gameplay or making gameplay live shows, we suggest you download EaseUS RecExperts.

1. FBX - Game Recorder

FBX game recorder is a free game recorder for Windows 10 computers and offers all the basic game recording features you would expect from a pro tool. It can record gameplay at 144 FPS and in a maximum of 1440p Quad HD resolution videos. FBX records in the background without lagging the game, using NVidia, AMD, or Intel hardware acceleration.

There is a built-in video editor, which is very basic and is limited to the trimming of videos. You may edit the video recorded after recording.

FBX game recorder

Step 1. Launch FBX game recorder and switch to the game you want to record.

Step 2. Hit the "Start recording" button to start recording the game.

Step 3. Hit the "Start recording" button again to end the recording.

Step 4. When you see the "Saved" confirmation, the video recorded has been saved successfully.

Step 5. If you want to watch the recording, go to "Your Recordings".

2. NVIDIA ShadowPlay

NVIDIA ShadowPlay works as game recording software to manually record gameplay videos for as long as you want - all at up to 4K at 60 frames per second. It is hardware accelerated, so you can leave it running in the background without worrying about video capture impacting your performance.

After recording, you need to hit a hotkey to save the last 30 seconds of gameplay to your hard drive or share it to YouTube or Facebook. If you are using NVIDIA GPU, you might give it a shot.

NVIDIA ShadowPlay

Step 1. To start recording right now, click the "Record" button and click "Start" or press Alt+F9. NVIDIA ShadowPlay will record until you stop.

Step 2. To stop recording, press Alt+F9 again or open the overlay > click the "Record" button, and click "Stop and Save".

Step 3. Click the "Microphone" and "Camera" buttons on the right side of the overlay to change audio and camera settings.

Step 4. You can find your recordings in a game-specific subfolder of your "Videos" folder by default.

3. AMD Radeon ReLive

Radeon ReLive is a game recorder from the GPU manufacturer that only supports AMD units and allows you to capture gameplay in 1440p QHD resolution at 60 FPS. The audio tracks can be recorded from both game and external mic and saved as individual tracks.

You may proceed to the "Recording" tab to change video resolution, recording bitrate, encoding type, instant replay option, etc. After recording, you may save the recorded videos with social media platforms like YouTube and Facebook.

Radeon ReLive

Step 1. Right-click on the "Desktop" and select "AMD Radeon Software".

Step 2. Click on the "Gear" icon, then select "General" from the sub-menu.

Step 3. Choose "Recording Desktop" under "Recording".

Step 4. Click the "Recording" button to start recording the gameplay.

Part 4. More Gameplay Recorders on Windows 10 

There are many other options of gameplay recorders on Windows 10. If you need more choices, those three recorders can be helpful.

1. OBS Studio

OBS Studio is an open-source screen record software, which you can free to use recording video and live streaming without a watermark and time limit. Using this software, you can capture the video, audio, and gameplay video.

This software supports high-performance real-time video/audio capturing and mixing. If you want to find a free screen recorder, this software will be your best choice. But this program does not support editing video after recording.

If you need to edit your recording video, you may need another video editing software to help you.

obs studio

Features:

  • Support recording gameplay video
  • Support recording full screen, window, region, webcam, microphone, computer sound
  • No watermark, no time limit, ad-free

2. Icecream Screen Recorder

Icecream Screen Recorder is an easy-to-use free screen recording software. If you find basic video recording software, this software will be the best choice. Using this software, you can record the full screen or select the screen's part to record, record audio, webcam, webinars, and game.

This software is easy to use, but it needs to pay for it. With the free version, you allowed us to use five minutes to record and only supports exporting one video format - WEBM. If you want to use it for a long time or convert other file formats, you may need to pay for it. The price is $29.95.

icecream screen recorder

Features:

  • Support changing the video speed
  • Support recording gameplay video
  • Support adding the logo to the screen capture
  • Schedule recordings to be recorded at a certain time

3. Bandicam

Bandicam is a lightweight screen recorder software for Windows. You can use this software to capture the video, audio, webcam, and game video. And this software also supports recording a certain area on your screen. Bandicam supports users in recording various 2D/3D games with 4K UHD Video and captures up to 480 FPS Video for the gameplay recording function.

But this software you allowed to free use ten minutes, and with watermark. If you want to use it without a time limit and remove the watermark, you may need to pay for it.

bandicam

Features:

  • Support adding mouse click effects and animations while recording
  • Support recording gameplay video
  • Support adding the logo to the screen capture

Conclusion

With the programs we mentioned above, you can record your excellent gameplay on the screen successfully.

However, if you are not a professional in gameplay recording, you'd better choose EaseUS RecExperts to record your screen. This software is quite easy-to-use, and it can meet almost all your needs in recording the gameplay.

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