Who And When
"The Trenches" is a World War I mod for the Half-Life engine. Included in our first release are the British and Germans, two large players of the "Great War". Players will be able to fight for their homelands with six different weapons on many locations on the Western Front with two different kinds of gameplay.

Game Play
Rush over the top with your teammates or stay in your trench to pick off enemy troops in "Trench Capture" gameplay (tt) and cover the advance of your army to in territorial push (tp) play.

Special Features
The Trenches will have some features that will make this an even more unique mod than it already is. Some of these features (for the first release) include:

-Custom Faces (no additional files needed!)
-Built in MP3 Player with Exclusive Tracks
-Realistic ambient sound system
-Two classes for the Germans and British Imperial Forces
-Manual "game action" system
-High damage variables
-Anti-"Cheap" measures against spawn camping, absurd weapon reload times, ect.

Multi-Country Team Select
You can choose from 6 countries that were involved in the First World War. Only two will be available in the first release, but we do plan on more.

Allied Forces:
British Empire

Central Powers:

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Well, it is time for some new news on this page, don't you think? With Morphew unable to update the site regularly, I will be filling in a bit to keep you all informed on our situation.

We are currently still working diligently on getting 1.1 released, and we are honestly closer than ever. To hold you all over for a bit, I figured I would make this news release a 2-part facet.

One is the release of tp_city, made by our mapper extraordinaire Hawk. It can be downloaded here or you can browse on over to the Downloads page and get it there as well. Remember, this is a custom map for The Trenches 1.0b.

Now to the other part of the post, 1.1 media. While we have been fairly skimpy with the media on the front page, we have been posting more and more on the forums. I figured I would share a few of those pictures with you as well as one never before seen outside a few select people. Here they are:

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Full images here: Thetrenches.net

Top-left: Launching a signal flare into the sky.
Top-right: A flare that has gone out, floating down. The Luger is jammed.
Bottom-left: A misguided flare on the ground lighting the immediate area.
Bottom-right: Carrying the Bergmann MG-15nA LMG.

Remember! The shots of 1.1 should be considered as work-in-progress. The content shown within is subject to change before release.

New custom TT map

New custom TT map

9 years ago News 2 comments

So you are still waiting for The Trenches 1.1. We are also. But I want to clear things up a bit. Some people spread the word that the release will be...

When It's Done

When It's Done

9 years ago News 1 comment

Dear community and visitors! Today I write to break the silence which overwhelmed the homepage for a long period of time. I don't want to babble around...

The Trenches Interview!

The Trenches Interview!

10 years ago News 4 comments

Not many people can sit back and bask in the warm glow of a modification they released, not to mention one which has received as much praise as The Trenches...

News from the soggy front

News from the soggy front

10 years ago News 8 comments

After the map picture update we had now some ingame action. In the following pics you can see our new TT 1.1 Playermodels in action. The map seen on the...



2 years ago Full Version 11 comments

Full version co-op\single player game. Start off with a machete and dual pistols, in this thriller trench game based in WW2. The object is to defeat the...

The Trenches v1.1 (BETA) SVN Revision 544.1

The Trenches v1.1 (BETA) SVN Revision 544.1

4 years ago Full Version 6 comments

Last released beta for The Trenches. Expect lots of bugs.

 The Trenches Beta 1.0b Linux Patch

The Trenches Beta 1.0b Linux Patch

10 years ago Patch 0 comments

The latest patch for The Trenches World War I Half-Life modification. Requires the full 1.0 Beta to work.

 The Trenches Beta 1.0 Linux

The Trenches Beta 1.0 Linux

10 years ago Full Version 3 comments

The Trenches is a Half-Life mod that takes place in the World War I time period.

The Trenches v1.0b Patch

The Trenches v1.0b Patch

10 years ago Patch 2 comments

The latest patch for The Trenches World War I Half-Life modification. Requires the full 1.0 Beta to work.

The Trenches v1.0

The Trenches v1.0

10 years ago Full Version 4 comments

The Trenches places you in the shoes of a soldier from the British Commonwealth or the German Empire. The game takes place during the later half of the...

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emruemru1 May 4 2015 says:

Is bots for this mod?

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Snapman Feb 9 2015 says:

Modriotgaming.ga Newly created gaming community dedicated to launching servers for old school mods. We've included the trenches as one of those mods, using 1.0b instead of the v1.1.

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killerbanjo Feb 3 2014 says:


Starting up games again

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.:Hgrunt:. Oct 23 2012 says:

cual descargo???

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NachitooBalboa Jul 16 2013 replied:

The Trenches v1.0

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sevendark Oct 10 2012 says:

Coool, Let's kill.

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MisterWulf Sep 5 2012 says:

Any servers, and any ppl?

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skully172 Dec 21 2011 says:

are there servers?

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XEL0N0 Oct 3 2011 says:

great, awesome mod!!!!

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