What are the best Software for recording gameplay?

  • #1
    GC
    Written on January 13, 2017
    Geraldine Carroll
    "Quicktime player is amazing if you ever need a program for recording gameplay. Very easy to use and doesn't take up much space."
  • #2
    BB
    Written on February 1, 2017
    Bessie Burke
    "I installed the Movavi Screen Capture and followed the easy directions on the website and it was real quick set-up to start to record my gameplay footage. I had not problems saving the footage and uploading it to my Youtube."
  • #3
    Dxtory
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    AD
    Written on February 14, 2017
    Annette Davidson
    "As a content creator i am constantly looking for new technology to help make my job easier. Dxtory helps greatly, it makes recording my gameplay for content so easy and quick. Along with this it also streamlines the audio recording process very simple that makes you not have to mess with many things."
  • #4
    WK
    Written on January 13, 2017
    Wesley Kelley
    "This is one of the best interfaces to use when recording gameplay. I am easily able to tag other users for credits. Plus, it is super easy to share right after finishing a game. I don't even have to do editing if i don't want to."
  • #5
    AH
    Written on January 26, 2017
    Ann Harmon
    "MSI Afterburner helped me increase my video cards resources when I wanted to record my gameplay. My viewers noticed the increase in frames and reduced lagginess and even wondered if I upgraded my PC. I guess I can say I did ;) The after burner helped get more power to my video card which helped reduced the lag on my card."
  • #6
    Raptr
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    RS
    Written on February 13, 2017
    Ryan Simpson
    "This is a great little program. The function is simple and clean. Records all your gameplay in a simple, no-hassle way. Easy to use, recommended."
  • #7
    CN
    Written on February 2, 2017
    Cheryl Norris
    "OBS is one of the best programs i have ever used, if you are looking to start streaming or if you are looking to record i cannot recommend this program more. It allows a ton of customization and features that let you create a number of scenes to work with."
  • #8
    Bandicam
    Software

    Windows

    Free - There's a paid pro version

    CR
    Written on February 4, 2017
    Carol Roberts
    "This is a great way to record your game play to save for later. It's great for someone who is doing you tube clips about a particular game. You can start and stop when you want and make small clips to save."
  • #9
    Fraps
    Software

    Windows

    Free - There's a paid pro version

    EG
    Written on January 5, 2017
    Eleanor Goodman
    "Fraps works amazingly well with any DirectX or OpenGL games and software. I am able to record my gameplay and have put together many tutorials with this program. Fraps also allows me to track my FPS within different games, which is a nice little feature."
  • #10
    DW
    Written on February 2, 2017
    Danielle Warren
    "A huge problem I have with games is going back over things I've messed up. It's really nice to have a new resource for recording gameplay. I like to stream as well, so this is also a great resource for that."
  • #11
    AR
    Written on February 3, 2017
    Adam Rogers
    "As a Twitch gamer, I can vouch for FFSPLIT. I've never had any issues with it, and it comes loaded with features. There are other options available, but FFSPLIT is one of my favorites because of the variety of options available. If you're looking to record footage like the pros, check it out."
  • #12
    Action!
    Software

    Windows

    $29.95

    BC
    Written on April 16, 2017
    Billy Cooper
    "I have always wanted a good way to stream and record my gameplay on my computer. I have tried a few different products, but it wasn't until I used "Action!" that my problem was solved. I love how it captures video, records music, takes screenshots, and even allows my to add commentary. It was one of the best purchases I have ever made and I'd recommend it to just about anybody with a computer."
  • #13
    Razer Cortex: Gamecaster
    Software

    Windows

    Free - Basic version

    JH
    Written on May 20, 2017
    Jeremy Herrera
    "I've been gaming for a while and like putting my footage online. Sometimes I stream, sometimes it goes on YouTube. I haven't found a more simple solution than using Razer Cortex: Gamecaster. It's lightweight, and best of all: free. It's easy to set up and start recording instantly."
  • #14
    BA
    Written on January 15, 2017
    Bobby Andrews
    "ShadowPlay has allowed me to simply record any moment of gameplay on my PC with ease. I no longer have to burden myself with using software like FRAPs. Shadowplay uses less system resources and causes less of a performance hit so I can secure footage of my favorite gaming moments."
  • #15
    Elgato Game Capture HD
    Software

    Windows

    Price varies depending of the model

    KK
    Written on March 17, 2017
    Kathy King
    "Wow, I had no idea such a product existed for recording my gameplay. This has totally changed the way I can create my gaming videos. The best thing about the Elgato, is that as my channel gets bigger, they offer more products to further enhance my gaming recording. I also love how clear and organized their website is, and their customer support is great as well."
  • #16
    JM
    Written on June 3, 2017
    Juan Murray
    "This is a great easy on your system and you can even try the 15-day free trial before committing towards dropping some cash on it. If you're looking for a lightweight recorder for your gameplay give this a try it has helped me personally not drop frames and still being able to record."

Summary

Best Software for recording gameplay
Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
1 QuickTime Player Software 417 Free
2 Movavi Screen Capture Software 370 Free
3 Dxtory Software 354 Free
4 Plays.tv Software 337 Free
5 MSI Afterburner Software 307 Free
6 Raptr Software 289 Free
7 OBS Software 280 Free
8 Bandicam Software 264 Free
9 Fraps Software 197 Free
10 Open Broadcaster Software Software 126 Free