Today’s gamer vocabulary term is “Let’s Play Video”.
A “Let’s Play” video is a video of someone playing the particular game. The player may be playing through the whole game, trying for specific achievements, or showing the viewer secrets. The video may or may not include commentary depending on the creator.
“Let’s Play” videos are a huge resource for you as a parent. They are an easy way to get an idea of the content in a game before buying it. It is as easy as going to YouTube and typing in “[Name of the game] let’s play”.
For example, searching for “Grand Theft Auto 5 Let’s Play” returns over 1 million results while “Call of Duty Ghosts Let’s Play” returns over 600,000. Watching a few of those will give you a good idea of what the game is all about.