How to Record Steam Games with Audio and Webcam in High Quality

Valyn Hua

Dec 21, 2018 09:00 / Posted by Valyn Hua

- Any screen recording software for Steam games?
- I’m wondering if there’s a way to record Steam gameplay, both video and audio?
- What is the best way to record gameplay from Steam games?

You can see many similar questions from Steam Community, Reddit and other forums. Many gamers like to record achievements for sharing and referring. If you want to record with Steam, you can get the complete tutorial for Steam video capture here. Just read and follow.

1. Top 15 Best Steam Games for Free in 2020

Steam has many free-to-play games in different categories. Thus, if you want to kill time without costing a dollar, you can choose from the following free Steam games.

  1. Fractured Space
  2. Gigantic
  3. Star Trek Online
  4. Paladins
  5. ArcheAge
  6. Warface: Blackout
  7. Warframe
  8. Star Conflict
  9. Art of War: Red Tides
  10. Atlas Reactor
  11. Dota 2
  12. Team Fortress 2
  13. Paladins
  14. Unturned
  15. Empires Mod
steam site

You can play those best free Steam games with friends legally. It is supported to open Steam games on your Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android and Windows phone.

2. Ultimate Way to Record HD Steam Game Video with Commentary and Webcam

For most gamers, a lightweight and powerful game recorder matters a lot. Though you can see many free and open source screen recorders. You may find that your computer runs slower than before. Furthermore, recording screen video with audio and webcam is also important. You can point out the success and add your commentary seamlessly. Fortunately, FoneLab Screen Recorder can help you solve those problems perfectly.

Main Features of the Best Steam Recording Software

  1. Record Steam games, tutorials and other live streams in HD without lag.
  2. Record game sound, system audio, microphone voice while recording Steam games.
  3. Screen capture Steam video game with full screen, fixed region or customized region.
  4. Edit the Steam recording video or picture with text, line, arrow, rectangle and other labels.
  5. Set hotkeys, mouse actions, countdown, output video/audio/screenshot formats and other preferences.
  6. Work with Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP and Mac OS X 10.6 or above.

How to Record Steam Gameplay on Windows PC

Run Steam game recorder

Free download and install the Steam game recording software. You can record lengthy Steam gameplay video after activating its account.

launch the steam gameplay recorder

Select game recording mode

Choose Video Recorder in the main interface. Draw with the left-click mouse to set the screen area you want to capture. Enable Webcam if you want to capture yourself sitting in front of your computer. You can adjust the webcam overlay position too. Later, turn on System Sound and Microphone with adjustable volumes. 

choose video recorder

Record Steam games

Click REC to start recording Steam gameplay video after the customization. You can use your preferred hotkey to trigger the game recording feature too. FoneLab game recorder allows users to pause and resume Steam recording freely. It’s OK if you want to skip the unwanted video clip.

record steam game

Save or share the Steam video recording

When you stop recording, you will get a popping-up preview window. So you can watch the Steam game recording from any point. If everything goes well, click Save to move on. Then choose Next to save the Steam game recording video. In addition, you can share the recorded Steam gameplay video to YouTube, Facebook and other sites here.

save steam recording video

Note: The default output video format is MP4. Actually, you can change Steam video format, video quality, frame rate and many other settings before recording. Just choose More Settings to get the Preferences window.

change steam video settings

3. Extra 3 Ways to Record with Steam

1. Game Bar

You can record Steam gameplay on Windows 10 with Game Bar for free. It is the built-in game recording feature for every Windows 10 user.

Drawbacks: Windows 10 Game Bar cannot record desktop or webcam. What’s worse, you cannot share Steam screen capture video to YouTube.

windows 10 game bar

2. Bandicam

By using Bandicam, you can record Steam game video with the game recording mode. To be more specific, you can record live streaming videos running on DirectX or OpenGL/Vulkan.

Drawbacks: Some users complain that Bandicam generates noise into Steam game recording. The Bandicam free trial always attaches watermark to the recording video.

bandicam screen recorder

3. OBS

OBS (Open Screen Recorder) is a popular free and open source screen recorder. You can record Steam games with OBS. What’s more, you can stream games to Twitch and YouTube.

Drawbacks: You need to pay hundreds of dollars to access OBS Studio. To be honest, OBS is not a totally free screen recorder.

obs screen recorder

Now you can record Steam games effortlessly here. If you want to make Steam classes or record other live streams, FoneLab is always your first choice. You can also share other good Steam game recorders in the comments below.

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