Nov 27, 2010 by

App Reviewer: Dennis Fan

Trenches by Thunder Game Works is a strategy game available on the App Store for $0.99.


It’s Europe 1914 and the world powers have descended into world war. Your troops need a leader at this their most desperate hour. Could you be that leader? Put on your boots and take to the mud and trenches of Western Europe during World War I.


Trenches v1.8 is now out which includes an all new German Campaign, deeper Intel Briefing and GameCenter!

Enjoy Trenches with a friend … now with Bluetooth and Local WiFi Co-op and Versus multiplayer. Bluetooth enabled mayhem awaits!


(Read Below To Find Out What is Coming in the Updates)

• Trenches is one of the HOTTEST games of 2010. Buy now while it’s on sale to find out why!

Command the battlefield, inspire heroism, illustrate your superiority and crush the enemy.

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•Press Reviews•

“Impressive. A tight iPhone Experience.”
– MTV Network

“… fantastic … an amazing game …”
– Kotaku

“A clever strategy game. Trenches accomplishes the difficult task of making real-time strategy accessible.”

“Fun and addicting with great developer support. See you on the battlefield!”

“Trenches sets a new standard for new and original thinking. Overall 5/5”

“This game is chock-full of charm, fun, and replayability, which altogether makes a very attractive package. A hybrid of line-drawing, shooting, strategy, and action, Trenches is a game that will definitely not disappoint.”

“Well done, polished and addicting. 5/5 stars”

“really not much else you can ask for 5/5 stars”
-App-reciation Reviews

“Best” award for high quality and player interest.
– iPhoneAppsPlus

Featured in the AppStore’s “What’s Hot” list and “What We’re Playing”

Aw … *blush* … thanks guys.

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Trenches delivers hours upon hours of pitched battle and mayhem filled fun. The ever-deepening Campaign sports three levels of difficulty. Add to that, Skirmish mode where you can create custom battles and even random ones for endless replayability.

SECRET UNLOCKABLE MODE REVEALED! Finish the Campaign and unlock Zombie Horde in Skirmish! The hordes of the undead have risen and it is up to you to try to defeat them. How long can you last?

√ Over 20 achievements through OpenFeint
√ Bluetooth and Local WiFi multiplayer
√ Zombie Horde … who doesn’t love Zombies?
√ Original Voice Talent
√ Original Musical Scores
√ Adaptive Difficulty
√ World Class Art
√ Captivating Gameplay
√ Silent Unlockables
√ Mini-game as good as some stand-alone games
√ Tons and Tons of Cowbell
√ Listen to your own music


Future Updates may include:
• Global Multiplayer
• New units, such as the Medic and Flamethrower
• New factions to play!
• Of course more Skirmish modes, like Capture the Flag.

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I had high expectations for this game. When it first came out, it hogged the #1 paid app spot for a couple weeks. Normally, games that reach that are normally good.

When these types of games first came out, I was one of the first to play them. And boy did I enjoy them. But then they got boring and repetitive. I can’t say the same about Trenches.

First impressions: the logo in the beginning and the loader screen looked professional and I immediately felt the full effect of the music in the menu. Sounded exactly like what should be used in a game about a war.

There are three modes of gameplay: campaign (the main part), skirmish and multiplayer.

Starting backwards, there are lots of different modes and maps for multiplayer. The game is GameCenter enabled and has achievements. One problem is that there is nobody else on multiplayer so that is pretty useless unless you organize a game with a friend which is a pain.

Skirmish has the same maps and modes as multiplayer but your objective is to build and control three bunkers.

Aside from gameplay, I would like to point out how great the music is; I honestly enjoyed it and feel that it is very suspenseful and fits the gameplay very well.

Then there’s the main game, the campaign. You go through many campaigns completing various assorted tasks to help win the war. As the troop’s leader, you control moving, resources and soldiers. You have to help defeat the enemy soldiers. I think that the gameplay in campaign mode is phenomenal and just amazing. You can play for a really long time but one thing I don’t like is that the controls can get confusing and they’re not the most easy controls.

So how does this amazing app rank?

Graphics: 5/5 – Simply put, great.
UI: 3.5/5 – I liked it, it was really well done but the Continue button continues to have me befuddled.
Gameplay: 5/5 – Loved it; three gameplay modes all fully featured. Should be three apps in one.
Creativity: 3/5 – It’s been done before – but not this well.
Sound: 5/5 – Loved the music. Where can I buy it?
Controls: 3.5/5 – They do get annoying and confusing eventually.
Difficulty: 5/5 – Guess where I’m stuck? (Hint: Relatively close to the beginning)
Longevity: 5/5 – It’s been a few months. I’m not done yet.
Entertainment: 4.5/5 – Yes. Love it. Better than Legion.
Value: 5/5 – One more yes; one dollar. And let me say this again: it’s been a few months.
Total: 44.5/50 or 89% – Recommended? Yes. Click that app store button already.

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