How to Record Yourself While Playing a Game on PC - 3 Tips

If you’re wondering how to record yourself while playing a game on PC, then wonder no more. This article will show you three of the best solutions for PC and Mac users to record themselves playing games or using other tools on their PC.

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Updated on Apr 19, 2024

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What You'll Learn in This Guide:

If you want to record games, you might seek a good-quality solution. In other words, you need game-recording software that allows you to capture video games in the highest quality.

Plenty of tools available today allow you to install them and start recording. However, not all of them offer outstanding quality to record your gameplay. That's why it's imperative to use a tool that helps you record in high quality while playing games.

So, if you're wondering how to record yourself while playing a game on a PC, this article will present three solutions. Here they are:

Record Yourself while Playing a Game on PC with EaseUS RecExperts

You will find many solutions when you look for solutions on how to record yourself while playing a game on a PC. However, none are as good or simple as EaseUS RecExperts. This is perhaps one of the best screen recorder you can use today to record your gameplay or for live streaming.

What makes EaseUS RecExperts such a unique tool? Here are a few key features:

  • Allows you to capture part of the screen on your PC
  • Capture specific monitor or window
  • AI-based noise remover
  • Record Multiple screen and region capture
  • AI-enthused video enhancer for 4K and 8K video resolution
  • Offers an in-built video editor/media player to edit quickly   

These factors make it an ideal tool for you, whether a beginner or an expert. Therefore, you need only press the rec button to start recording your gameplay videos.

Pros Cons
  • Flexibility in terms of area of capture
  • Very easy to incorporate a microphone and webcam
  • Easily capture a game/window without capturing anything else
  • Scheduled recording on the go
  • Ability to remove background noise
  • Viable in-built video editor
  • Export videos directly to YouTube, Google Drive, etc.
  • Limited free version
  • You need to sign in with an email account

So, once you download and install EaseUS RecExperts on your PC, here's what you'll do:

Step 1. Launch EaseUS RecExperts on your computer. Choose a recording mode from "Full Screen" or "Region". To record a part of the screen, select the recording area manually.

Choose a Recording Mode

Step 2. After selecting the recording mode, click on the camera sign on the interface. This will let the tool record your screen and the webcam at the same time.

Select the Webcam Sign

Step 3. You can also change the background with the AI Recognition ot green screen feature. Classroom, blur, studio, or your local images are supported. Just click "Webcam" > "Settings" > "Remove Background" to download and use these modules. Then, click the "REC" button to start recording.

Pause or Stop Recording

Step 4. After recording, the recording list window will open. Here you can view, split, delete, manage your recordings easily.

Recording List Window

Record Yourself while Playing a Game on PC with OBS Studio

OBS Studio is one of the most prolific recording tools available today, and many game players choose to record gameplay with OBS. It's perhaps the most renowned software used for screen capture, which is why many streamers and YouTubers use it as their primary tool.

It's not exactly difficult to use, but it's not intended for beginners either. So, you might have to do a little digging about OBS and its various plugins before you get started with this tool. So, what makes OBS one of the top tools to screen record games? Here are some of its key features:

  • High-quality audio capture to record YouTube audio
  • Ability to screen capture and screen record in high-quality
  • Video capture and on-demand recording
  • Video and live streaming scheduling system
  • Plugins that work with Twitch and YouTube
  • Collaboration tools and plugins
Pros Cons
  • It offers an abundance of intriguing features
  • Outstanding video and audio quality
  • Immaculate integration with stream decks/macro keys
  • Ideal for YouTubers and Twitch streamers
  • Known to crash Twitch streams
  • Not really ideal for beginners

Therefore this tool is the primary and perhaps the go-to option for most content creators out there. Here's how you're going to use it to record yourself while playing a game on PC:

Step 1: Download and install OBS on your PC.

Step 2: Head into Settings on your OBS Studio.

Step 3: Tap on the Video section.

Step 4: Find the Output (Scaled) resolution option and set it to your screen resolution.

output (scaled) resolution

Step 5: Then head into the Output section.

Step 6: Select the Audio Track 1 option and check to Enforce streaming service encoder settings.

enforce streaming service encoder settings

Step 7: Go back to the main interface, and under the source option, click on Game Capture.

Step 8: Change the label or leave it to Game Capture.

game capture

Step 9: Launch the game you wish to record.

launch the game you wish to record

Step 10: Use the Capture foreground Window with the hotkey option.

This will record your game without needing to press the record button. However, you need to ensure you check all the aforementioned settings to record your gameplay videos in high quality. This tool captures videos until the user prompts it otherwise.

However, if you're using a video capture card, you must select the pertaining settings beforehand. So, instead of selecting the Game Capture setting, you will have to choose the Video Capture Device option, like this:

video capture device

And once you are done, you can edit your gameplay using this tool or an alternative tool.

Record Yourself while Playing a Game on PC with QuickTime Player

QuickTime Player is a mac-exclusive tool allowing you to conveniently screen record. This tool may not be as skilled or viable as the other two options on this list. However, it is the ideal tool for Mac users, capturing high-quality recorded videos. You can also use QuickTime Player to screen record with audio

Pros Cons
  • Not ideal for live streaming
  • It might compromise the quality of games

In most cases, Mac users will find it installed on their devices. However, if it's not, you can simply download it for free from App Store. Once you do, set it up and follow these steps to capture video using QuickTime Player:

Step 1: Open QuickTime Player.

Step 2: Tap on the File option.

Step 3: Head into New Movie Recording.

new movie recording

Step 4: Head into View.

Step 5: Tap on Float on Top option.

float on top option

Step 6: Launch the game/app you wish to record.

Step 7: Go to QuickTime Player again.

Step 8: Tap on File and New Screen Recording.

new screen recording

Step 9: Select the region you wish to record and start recording.

Once you are done recording, you will find the recorded video in your Mac library. From there, you can also use QuickTime Player to edit those videos or any other third-party tool you wish to use.

The floating option will help you see your webcam/camera so you can capture your image while recording. However, it's important to note that QuickTime Player is not as flexible as other tools mentioned.

Wrapping Up

These are some of the best tools to help you record yourself while playing a game on a PC. While we also talked about a Mac tool, you can use all of these tools for a smooth and select display capture. In other words, they are all ideal for capturing specific regions or games on your PC.

However, if you wish for a long-term solution, then no other tool on this list is as capable as EaseUS RecExperts. While OBS Studio is a good tool, RecExperts provide simplicity and easiness to help you capture your screen.

FAQs on How to Record Yourself While Playing a Game on PC

1. How do I record the last 10 minutes of a game on my computer?

Some games offer in-built options for game capture. If your game doesn't, then here's what you'll do:

Step 1. Press Windows + G on your PC.

Step 2. Head into Settings by clicking the gear icon.

Step 3. Press the Shortcut tab.

Step 4. Then tap on Record the last 10 minutes on your PC option.

Step 5. Then click the save button.

2. How do I record gameplay on my computer with my camera?

You will need a third-party tool that incorporates your camera while capturing your screen. You can use EaseUS RecExperts, which allows you to record your screen while integrating your camera and microphone to record or live stream your screen.

3. How do I record my screen with my face in the corner?

You'll have to use a third-party tool to record your face and a game/software in the same recording. Therefore, download and install EaseUS RecExperts. Once in, select the Game icon from the sidebar and then select game. Before pressing the REC button, select Webcam, System Sound, and Microphone to record them simultaneously.

EaseUS RecExperts

One-click to capture anything on screen!

No Time Limit, No watermark

Start Recording

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