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Guide on How to Record Steam Games

Last updated on August 6, 2019 by Trafalgar Law

If you like to play video games on your computer, you know that Steam is a platform that allows you to buy, store, and play all sorts of the most popular video games from sports to simulation to RPG. While playing on Steam, many occasions can arise when you want to record Steam games to show your friends the best moment or share online about your game achievements. In these cases, you need a good piece of recording software that can record in high-quality. In fact, there are many Steam game recorders on the market. Because searching for the best recorder can be a little confusing, we have made it simple for you by providing 2 great options to record Steam gameplay.

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Record Steam Games with Screen Grabber Pro

screen grabber pro For Steam video recording, we believe Acethinker Screen Recorder Pro is one of the reliable tools available for you. In addition, this tool has a high-quality recording function, you will benefit from a whole range of versatile features. For the audio sources, you can choose to enable the microphone or system sound. If necessary, you could even do both at the same time so you could create a commentary over a game audio which is the BMG. Furthermore, you also have the ability to add annotations while recording, including text, arrows, lines, and so on.

Step1 Download the Application

First of all, you can download the proper version of the Steam according to your computer operating system.

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Step2 Start the Record

As soon as the installation is finished, you can set-up the screen area by clicking the “Record” icon then select the screen resolution. Once you are ready and the appropriate audio settings are chosen, you can head back to the “Start” recording button. Once the recording started, you can also put annotations into it.

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Step3 Save the Recording

After playing the game and possibly talking into the microphone, you can end your recording by clicking on “Stop” after which the file will be saved to the designated output folder that is selected in the settings.

If you want the recording to start automatically on a certain time, you can even use the “Task Scheduler”. As long as you enter the time, region of recording, and duration, it will record automatically even when you are not in front of the computer.

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Record Steam Gameplay Using Bandicam

Bandicam Screen Recorder Bandicam is one of the best and most popular screen recorders that can easily capture Steam gameplays. This tool can record long game videos into a smaller size, which can help to save space on your computer’s storage. Also, Bandicam has no limitation that can record for 24 hours continuously. Besides, it can record 4k Ultra HD videos at ease. What’s more, Bandicam also allows users to upload the recorded videos on YouTube so that you can show your gameplay to your family and friends. These reasons were enough for Bandicam to be on our list on recording Steam games.

  • To start, you need to visit the official website and download the program.
  • After opening the interface, choose a mode for gameplay recording; for example, ‘DirectX’ is perhaps the most common choice.
  • Open up the game you wish to record, and when you are ready, bring up the recorder and press the ‘Record’ button.
  • When you have finished recording, bring the recorder back onto the screen and click on the ‘Stop’ button which you should find on the right of the main toolbar.


As we said, this is a popular option and well-known in the industry but there are some negatives to discuss. For most of the parts, it is a resource-intensive program which means that your computer might start making noises. Nevertheless, after the recording, you will also have to deal with the watermark on the end product.

Ice Cream Screen Recorder

icecream screen recorder Ice Cream Screen Recorder is considered to be also one of the best screen recorders in the world for capturing and recording live stream games on Steam. When you finish the recording, you have the option of uploading the video to online hosting sites and sharing it on social media.

Step1 Download and Install the Application

To download the tool, visit the official website from Ice Cream Screen Recorder , then install it on your computer. After that, the main interface of the application will appear on the screen.

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Step2 Start Recording

Before starting to record, customize the size of the capture frame by simply moving or adjusting each vertex of the recording area. Once done, simply click the “Rec” icon to start capturing. While recording, you can click the “Pen” icon to add annotations.

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Step3 Stop and Save the Video File

When done recording, press the “Stop” button to stop the recording. After that, the file will be listed on the main interface of the app. You can check the recorded file in the program’s window.

AceThinker Online Screen Recorder

free screen recorder AceThinker Online Screen Recorder is another tool that is suitable for recording live stream games on Steam. It has a built-in feature that can annotate while recording. It is also possible to add a webcam and save the recorded file to different formats (MP4, AVI, WMV, GIF, etc.). It has a good resolution that gives high quality for your recording which allows you to upload it on YouTube save it on your computer’s hard drive. See the steps below on how to use the application.

Step1 Launch the Application

To easily launch the application on your computer, just simply use the shortcut provided below.


Step2 Start Recording

Prior to recording, customize the size of the screen according to the size that you prefer. You can also capture in full screen. Open up the game you want to record, and when you are ready, click the “Rec” button. While recording, click the “Pen” icon so you can start annotating it.

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Step3 Finish Recording

Once done with the recording, just hit the red “Square” button. Then a preview will be shown on your screen. You can choose whether you will save it on your computer or upload it to different video sharing websites.

liteCam Android

icon-litecamIn case you want to record Steam games using an Android device, then liteCam Android can surely help you. This non-rooted app can also allow users to record any activities coming from their Android phone. Also, liteCam Android can record up to 2560*1440(QHD) resolution video, and there are no time limits when recording gameplay from Steam. You can install and start using liteCam Android by purchasing it on Steam at a low price. Once downloaded, connect your Android device to your PC using USB cable and launch the liteCam Android app. You can then click the red “Record” button while playing on Steam to start the recording process.



From the tools mentioned above, you can now record your gameplay on Steam. Of all the tools provided, we believe that the Acethinker Screen Recorder Pro to be the better tool because it has more features and allows a little more control over your recordings. As well as the task scheduler, all users can benefit from various settings, annotations, and more! You can also try the free version of the tool which is the Acethinker Online Screen Recorder.

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