Metascore
82

Generally favorable reviews - based on 43 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 43
  2. Negative: 0 out of 43
  1. Games Master UK
    Jan 12, 2012
    70
    Gun turrets and more can be deployed tactically, though relatively ineffectually - unless you play cooperatively with up to four players. [Feb 2012, p.91]
  2. games(TM)
    Aug 8, 2011
    70
    Trenched lacks the usual amounts of Double Fine secret sauce. [Issue#112, p.116]
  3. Edge Magazine
    Aug 13, 2011
    70
    The game's underlying sense of humour and its obvious affection for giant robots save it from feeling ordinary. [Sept 2011, p.110]
  4. Aug 22, 2011
    70
    Trenched follows a well-worn formula with dustings of humor and a self-aware annoyance at its own conformity. That gives it an edge. What it loses out on is the creative soul of past projects, the manic energy of something like Psychonauts.
  5. Sep 16, 2011
    70
    With Trenched Double Fine continues their legacy of making small games with a couple of irritating elements. However, the game is good fun from start to finish – especially if you've got a couple of friends who are willing to join you on the battlefield.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 73 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 73
  2. Negative: 10 out of 73
  1. Jun 26, 2011
    10
    What a fun surprise. Trenched is essentially a first-person tower defense game. You have some towers you can lay down and upgrade, but theWhat a fun surprise. Trenched is essentially a first-person tower defense game. You have some towers you can lay down and upgrade, but the most fun comes from being a tower with legs. There isn't the depth that you would expect in a dedicated FPS or TD, but this hybrid more than makes up for it with style and fun. the single-player mode Aline is worth the pric of admission, but being able to play online co-op puts this game over the top. Full Review »
  2. Jun 25, 2011
    10
    Double Fine delivers yet another exceptional gaming experience at an exceptional price. And once again making AAA devs/pubs look like greedyDouble Fine delivers yet another exceptional gaming experience at an exceptional price. And once again making AAA devs/pubs look like greedy non-creative chumps. Trenched delivers on all fronts. Try the trial...then buy the game! It is after all a measly $15. XBLA and PSN are stacked with high quality games. Delivering as good an experience you can find in any $60 game. Most of the time they surpass those games with ease. Full Review »
  3. Jun 24, 2011
    9
    Do you like piloting mechs and customizing their gear? Do you like tower defense games? Or do you just like to blow **** up? If you answeredDo you like piloting mechs and customizing their gear? Do you like tower defense games? Or do you just like to blow **** up? If you answered yes to any of these you will love Trenched! Double Fine have made a very fun and polished hybrid mech/tower defense game with even some RPG elements mixed in. While it can be played alone where Trenched really shines is with a group of friends. With up to three friends you can cover more ground and specialize each members trenches to compliment each other. I did experience some connection issues but nothing serious. Overall it is a very fun game and well worth the $15 in my opinion. Full Review »