Trenched is the best downloadable game I’ve played all year. Its skillful blend of witty writing, fun shooting, and tactical tower defense makes for hours of replayable gameplay. Take into account the loot grind that Trenched inspires, and the online coop, and Double Fine’s created a title I hope turns into a franchise.
Eschewing the studio's usual focus on world-building and memorable characters in favour of finely tuned multiplayer, Trenched represents a departure for Double Fine. Those smitten with Schafer and co.'s usual shenanigans may be disappointed to see Trenched's narrative sidelined, while not being able to skip cut-scenes or conveniently restart missions in single-player is irksome. But this is a satisfying genre crossover that follows through on what Brutal Legend attempted. I'd chalk that up as a victory.