Wolfenstein: The New Order topped the charts recently with its robo-Nazi take on what would have happened if things went differently in World War 2, but Machine Games was hardly the first developer to rewrite history books in search of a premise.

What's more, it doesn't always go to plan, as our YouTube editor Ian Higton discovered when he went in search of other examples.

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Tom worked at Eurogamer from early 2000 to late 2014, including seven years as Editor-in-Chief.