Stenches: A Zombie Tale of Trenches Review

By , on November 12, 2010

Stenches: A Zombie Tale of Trenches
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4 out of 5


  • Extends the original Zombie Horde skirmish mode.
  • Limited cash resources compliments the 'wave' combat gameplay.


  • Limited appeal to those who already own Trenches; less modes and no multiplayer.


If you were a big fan of the zombified challenge of Trenches' Zombie Horde mode, Stenches is a decent pickup; just don't expect as much value as the original.

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Over time, Trenches by Thunder Game Works has added features, game modes and even multiplayer to round out its simple, yet addictive trench-warfare gameplay. Stenches: A Zombie Tale of Trenches extends the popular Zombie Horde mode from the original in to its own package and you'll have to face new enemies and make use of a new system to survive the horror.

The basic gameplay from Trenches remains the same, with players deploying units on to the field and directing them to various trenches where they'll have to destroy increasingly difficult waves of enemies. Each unit features unique benefits that only get stronger as they receive upgrades from their kills. Instead of constantly earning cash, players must collect cash dropped from the zombie corpses, limiting the amount of cash on hand.

Players can unlock up to three new maps as they master each previous area up to the 15th wave, taking the battle to brand new horrific locations that suit the game perfectly. An 'endless' mode is also available and players will need to test their skills at pushing against the horde to get as far as possible.

While Stenches doesn't have the variety of Trenches, it fleshes out and gives the Zombie Horde mode a chance to grow outside of the original game. It's a hard game to recommend if you do own the original, but for those who enjoy push-style castle defense titles, Stenches provides a horrific alternative to waste your time.


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