Organ Trail is a retro zombie survival game. Travel westward in a station wagon with 4 of your friends, scavenging for supplies and fending off the undead. Members of your party might die of dysentery or you might have to put them down yourself when they get bit.
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Very Positive (44 reviews) - 100% of the 44 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (2,138 reviews) - 89% of the 2,138 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 19, 2013

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Organ Trail is a retro zombie survival game. Travel westward in a station wagon with 4 of your friends, scavenging for supplies and fending off the undead. Members of your party might die of dysentery or you might have to put them down yourself when they get bit. Faithfully recreated as if it were on the Apple 2, Organ Trail offers amazing 16 color art and retro beeps and boops. Packed full of zombie mechanics, themes and references, this is a must have for any zombie survival fans.

Key Features:

  • Name your party after your friends and watch them die slowly
  • Hours of gameplay!
  • Get dysentery and 9 other diseases
  • Scavenge for supplies while you fight back the undead
  • Manage your food, ammo, fuel, medkits and more in your struggle to survive
  • Put down infected party members who might turn on you
  • Stop at towns to trade, take jobs and fix your car
  • Car upgrades
  • Fight off bandits
  • Zombie boss fights
  • Choose-your-own-adventure style encounters on the road
  • A weather system and day night cycle
  • Huge soundtrack and delicious Apple 2 pixel art
  • 28 Achievements
  • Survivor leaderboards
  • 400 community written tombstones

System Requirements

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Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP SP2
    • Processor:1 GHz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:250 MB HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows 7
    • Processor:1 GHz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:250 MB HD space
    Minimum:
    • OS:OSX 10.5 Leopard
    • Processor:1 GHz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive:250 MB HD space
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: 1 GHz CPU
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:
    • Hard Drive: 250 MB HD space
    • Sound: Sound card
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 27
You lose an hour bickering with Danny Devito.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
Simply awesome, this game is the proof you don't need great graphics to be entertained.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 27
Ever wanted a game that lets you act out your zombie plan by driving an old station wagon constantly in need of repairs while keeping your closest friends (or pending fanfiction) alive? Then this is the game for you!
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
Recommended
42.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
I ♥♥♥♥ing love this game.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 24
Organ Trail is a truly phenomenal take on its prodecessor, inviting a new outlook to the game while allowing the user to strategize through many scenarios that occur while on the road to safety. It is easy to see why the game had recently had a large boost in popularity. One problem, although, involves how some counters for achievements are broken. This issue, though, does not affect gameplay unless you are a completionist, which I can totally understand.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
83.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
I ♥♥♥♥ing love this game.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
137 of 141 people (97%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
32.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 15, 2014
A great variation on the classic game Oregon Trail. Instead of heading west to start new cities and find Fame/Fortune, you are trying to escape the Zombie apocalypse and reach Safe Haven.

The game is about resource management and does a great job of staying true to the original, with fun variations. You travel with 4 friends in a crappy station wagon. Your car can be upgraded and repaired with spare parts when it breaks down. You can scavenge for food while avoiding and shooting zombies. And ofcourse Random things happen while on the Road, some bad and some funny.

Overall a fun game.
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116 of 132 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
19.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 31, 2014
This game is so difficult to give a stern review for. It's just a silly 8-bit game with a lot of humor mixed in with despair. You can name the characters after your real life friends and it makes it kind of heart wrenching when you have to put one down or they get sick or held hostage. You really get put into the game and realize how difficult it is to scavange and survive during a zombie outbreak. Replay is great and doesn't really get all that old. Aiming is kind of a pain in the ♥♥♥, if you look up videos for it you'll understand what I mean (it's so hard to explain), but you can overlook that. If you can overlook that, it's a really great game and I definably recommend it for hours of addiction.
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416 of 559 people (74%) found this review helpful
432 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 10, 2014
i named a character after my wife. she died. now i can do what i want
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77 of 84 people (92%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 17, 2015
Hahaha, get it? It's like Oregon Trail, but...

No, it really is Oregon Trail with zombies. But instead of being a one-note joke, Organ Trail actually improves on the original formula in significant ways. If you somehow never encountered an Apple IIe in school, the basic idea of ______ Trail games is that you have a party of 4 or so travelers on their way to a distant destination. Random things happen on the way, sometimes you get a choice to make, other times not. Settlements give you the chance to shop, barter, or scavenge for supplies. Organ Trail sets this up as you and your 4 pals escaping D.C. in a beat-up station wagon, carrying as much food, ammo, car parts, and fuel as you can. In addition to the random horrible things that happen, you'll also encounter minigames like dodging zombie deer and motorcycle gangs on the highway, or making a clutch shot to save a friend from a kidnapper. These interactive events really help break up the monotony of watching your beater roll down the highway while bad things happen to you all.

Settlements are where the game really shines, because there are a wealth of options for managing your journey. In terms of supplies alone, you can buy and sell for cash, wait for trade offers on your goods, scavenge by playing a little top-down action minigame, and do side missions (also minigames) to get paid in goods. There are additional options for managing the health of your team, for maintaining and upgrading your ride, and even learning new special skills for your player character that help in minigames. Learning how much you need of what resources and what upgrades you should spring for can take time, so be prepared to either lose a few times or start on Easy. The first time I picked this game up I got rather frustrated because my car broke down and I got trapped in a settlement with no way to repair it. But after a few more rounds I learned the power of scavenging and practiced my minigaming and now everything runs smooth... on Normal, anyway.

It's a pretty deep game for a literal Oregon Trail clone, and the zombie aspect fits the style well without being tired. There are some cute pop culture references that are clever enough not to annoy, and plenty of replay value. As long as the ultra low-res graphics and learning curve don't put you off, this is a grand little coffee break game.
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nekonomamallama
4.3 hrs
Posted: December 5
The Only Credits Scene I was Actually Entertained By.
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Bryson(Deal With It)
4.0 hrs
Posted: November 29
a game where you can simulate your crush being with you in a zombie apocalypse
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YankeeCherokee
9.3 hrs
Posted: November 28
A great game with solid controls and is in tune with its roots.

The overall objective of the game is very enjoyable, with having to drive across the U.S to escape a zombie outbreak and reach a safe zone. Along the way, the town's people you can talk to and the randomly generated shops, traders, unpgrades, and jobs give the game a high replay value and make the game a fun experience everytime.

The minigames are always tense and great to control, with a good balance of spawn locations and dfficulty. The random bossfights are good at keeping players from straight up grinding, and add some vareity to the mix.

For those who have played Faster Than Light (FTL), this is another game that you will get emotionally attached to your characters who die to lack of planning or random events. Want a game that will make you cry, or a game to torture pixel shaped figures you named after your friends, this is for you.

The game doesn't end on a slow note either, but expect when you dragged your way to the end after all that hardship, you must truely earn that victory. A very satisfying one at that.

This game has had a history of problems with acheivments working, and were fixed with the DLC that came out. The developer wasn't exactly quick about fixing it, but he did see the problem and fix it. He is an alright guy in general.


Overall, this is a great game to kill time with, or marathon with a friend. The hard, stressful descions you have to make are similar to those of the Telltale Walking Dead games, but with more control and variety in gameplay due to the random generation.


Absolutley one of my all time favorite games, give it a shot!
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mona-licia
24.2 hrs
Posted: November 27
This hidden gem of a game combines everyone's favorite classic game, Oregon Trail, with everyone's new favorite genre, zombies!
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styxious
3.6 hrs
Posted: November 27
This game makes for a great and quirky twist on the original Oregon Trail. It does not take long to finish, but it is fun to replay. There's something magic about naming a group of people after your friends and slowly watching them die, get sick, and lose your supplies.
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rizziman33
9.9 hrs
Posted: November 27
My friends and I have a blast playing this in our spare time. A fun get together game.
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FESTIVE ASS NIGGA
5.2 hrs
Posted: November 26
Best game, Classic and original and funn to play arcade style.
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Wigglepie
2.6 hrs
Posted: November 26
Suddenly, dysentery doesn't seem quite that bad
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