Before it came out, everybody was expecting to kill loads and loads of Nazis in Wolfenstein: The New Order. Almost nobody was expecting the first-person shooter to tell a surprisingly touching story. If you haven't played yet—and don't mind the events of the game getting spoiled —here's what happens in the alt-history narrative.

Nerdist's video runs down the major plot points of the latest Wolfenstein game, showing a bit of the rough journey that takes B.J. Blazkowicz from the front lines of World War II to a grim reality where the Nazis have control of the entire planet. The tone of the video is a little flip but you can still see where Wolfenstein goes deeper than anticipated and why some people are talking it as a Game of the Year contender.