Have you ever thought of recording a walkthrough while playing your favourite game? Instead of holding a mobile phone with shaky hands, you can now download these game recording softwares that produce high quality & crystal clear videos without any watermark.
CamStudio is a free screen recording software that records all screen and audio activity on a computer and convert it into industry-compliant AVI video files. Through the usage of it’s built-in SWF Producer, users can easily turn those AVIs into lightweight streaming flash videos (SWFs) that is suitable to be uploaded to video streaming websites.
Apart from that, if the audio didn’t come out clearly users can easily add screen captions to any recordings using the unique ‘Video Annotation’ feature. And for those video gamers who are recording horror games, you can even personalize it by including a webcam video of yourself getting scared within the video that you’re shooting.
And if all that wasn’t enough, a Lossless Codec is being implemented in every video created, producing high quality and crystal clear videos with a fraction of the size compared with other major codecs.
EZVid is popular among gamers because it’s a multipurpose software that does more than just screen recording and screen capture. Perfect for walkthrough & tutorial creation, it can be used to show players how to perform a certain task or showing off your gaming skills in a video. Other than that, every video that you create is automatically recorded and rendered at 1280 x 720 HD, which is optimized for sharp display on YouTube. Created specifically for Windows users, it requires no registration, no subscription, and certainly no payment is required to use this robust video recording tool.
If you’re a Youtuber who’s used to record gaming videos with spoken commentary, then BB FlashBack Express is the perfect tool for you. It’s useful in creating compact and high quality AVI and Flash movies with sound, which can be easily shared on major video streaming sites such as YouTube, Blip.tv, Viddler and Revver thanks to it’s one click upload feature. Because of it’s Media Player style playback controls, users are given total control over sound and video quality exported, and since it only records screen changes, it’s possible to record excellent quality movies without large file size.
With ScreenR, there’s no need to install any software to use it’s screen recording features as it’s a web-based screen recorder which can be used right away with just a click of a button. This can be a great tool for non-Windows users as most tools are not created with them in mind, & internet connection is the only thing needed to start video recording right away. Unlike any other tools that we recommend above, it has no editing tools to tweak the videos, so what you record is what you get, no more, no less.
This free & basic screen recorder can be downloaded & installed quickly thanks to it’s lightweight size (1MB). With the app installed, you get to choose several CODECs & set custom frame rate of the screencast to record entire screen without having to manually configure anything else. Should you wish to add a label on a particular area of an video, users can right-click & add new annotations in that region to personalize it.
Overall, it’s a great freeware for those who want an intuitive and easy to use screen recorder without fancy designs & cluttered interface.
Free Screen Video Recorder is a feature-packed screen video recorder and screen captor that gives you the flexibility to record & capture any activities on the screen. You will be given the choice to save your activity as a file, put it on clipboard or print them out straight away within the program. It also includes editing tools with essential functions such as resizing, cropping and rotating.
If you find the tool useful, there’s an official DVDVideoSoft Community Toolbar that can be downloaded for Windows Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Google Chrome (powered by Conduit).
With Krut, one can easily record computer screen output thanks to this robust screencast freeware. It is written in Java and suitable for those who wish to make walkthroughs or instructional videos. Depends on your requirement, Krut can be used to record movie files in full screen or a selected part. All files recorded will be saved in quicktime mov format.
In addition to that, this program will automatically export files into audio (wav) and video (mov) format, which allows conversion into a coded form for any movie format through the usage of an external encoding program.
Designed for Firefox users, Capture Fox Movie is a Firefox add-on that can be used to record video tutorials. It records every activity on the screen frame by frame, including the sound. Once you’re done, you will get an AVI (movie) file.
Once you have installed the add-on, all you need to get started is just two simple clicks & screen recording activity will start right away.
This multilingual, cross-platform & free game recording software for Windows & Linux (x86 only) is capable of creating highly compressed Flash presentations, which is lightweight yet retains the same quality as those produced in any other competing software. There’s a built-in Callout Editor that adds an explanation box, which is useful in explaining difficult segments in a game. It also supports drag-and-drop, which makes it easy to edit multiple video files at once.
While it’s mainly developed as an overclock utility, MSI Afterburner can also be used to record gameplay videos. Before getting started, make sure that you have a non integrated graphic driver installed on your computer. (Both MAD/ATI and Nvidia Graphic cards are accepted) Download the beta version, change the setting so that you have a hotkey to perform screen recording, & you can start recording right away.
Update : Fraps is not included in the list because the free version will put a watermark at the top of every video, and each video only has a length limit of 30 seconds.