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.
User reviews: Very Positive (1,202 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 19, 2013

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""Dysentery or disembowelment? It's your call...""
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About This Game

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

PC
Mac
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
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Sometimes you just have to take a car full of people that you hate and murder them. 10/10
Posted: October 10
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.9 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 15
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
In a world plagued by the undead, dysentry killed me the most.
Posted: October 12
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
9.5 hrs on record
Friend got a fever
Friend then gets shot by a stray bullet
Friend then gets taken hostage by a thief
Miss the thief with my last bullet
Thief shoots friend

8/8 it's gr8, m8
Posted: October 10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
On sale, this is a great casual game. You manage a group of survivors who are trying to get to safety in an apocalyptical America. You have options of buying things from towns but most of the game takes place driving (AKA waiting) for random events to occur. Random events can include a variety of scenarios which often involve similar gameplay (shooting zombies or avoiding things while driving). There are three bosses but the gameplay does not differ from non-bosses except they're bigger enemies. Do not go into the game expecting something new. This is literally a clone of Oregon Trail with updated features. So why not buy Oregon Trail? Because it's on floppy disks.
Posted: September 24
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Very fun twist on the classic game. Thought it might be boring at first, but has more story than I expected, and plenty of easter eggs/collectibles/achievements. Even better to name the characters after people you know in real life.

9/10
Posted: October 7
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.8 hrs on record
If you loved the DOS Oregon Trail that was out about 26 years ago and crave the nostalga, then this is for you. The ending is anti-climatic, but I find myself playing it over and over anyway, loving all the extra goodies you can unlock and have fun with. A helpful tip would be to scavenge often in low danger zones, it gives you stuff to trade ad buy supplies later. Worth every penny.
Posted: October 9
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
6/10

There is no f*cking around with this game, you got to really buckle down and get your $#it in order. It is ruthless. If on easy mode, the average length you would go is to maybe just past halfway, depends on how the game is feeling that day. It is very unpredictable, and your whole crew can die in a fraction of a second. If you hit a bump when someone is ill, then it's the end of the world, zeus rains bolts of lighting, the sky falls, it is over for that person. On the contrary, the game, is fun, but challenging as holding in fart when you need to cough.
Posted: October 10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.0 hrs on record
If you don't own this, and you like either - Oregon Trail, or zombies, what the heck are you waiting for? Get it.
Posted: October 15
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Instead of going to Oregon to stake a claim on America's future, you decide the fate of a group of survivors looking for a safe place to live in a post-apocalyptic world overridden by zombies. You travel from Washington DC, that's about to be nuked, all the way to a safe haven in, you guessed it, Oregon. The game is faithful in every way it can be to the Oregon Trail, except where it could be made more thematically appropriate to a zombie apocalypse, with multiple additions to improve the simulation and theming. Seriously, name a feature from Oregon Trail and it's there. Dysentary? Check. Bad water? Check. Tombstones? Check. You get the picture.

Oregon Trail's 'hunting' minigame, being the best part of the original, has become a bit more central to the experience with Scavenging and Jobs using it, with a few others including Defense, Surrounded and Bandit Raid events using the same shooting mechanics.
When Scavenging, you no longer shoot a 2000 pound buffalo to carry back 100 pounds of meat. Instead you rummage around a wilderness, collecting any supplies that pop up (including food, cash and scrap that you can use to repair your car), while avoiding and shooting zombies that swarm in on you. Learning to control the flow of these zombies to reduce the amount of ammo I have to spend was a fun mechanic to master (no doubt aided by my recent experience with Gauntlet), and I must say, is probably the best way to ensure your victory at the game.

In a funny way, Organ Trail is one of the most complete zombie apocalypse simulations I've played, and if you like the genre, you really should play it just because it's a fun game. If that's not enough to attract you, maybe the novelty of recreating the Oregon Trail experience on a modern platform with a modern genre is enough. I would happily recommend Organ Trail even at the premium price of five bucks.
Posted: October 1
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Not only a retro tribute to old games, the game is actually funny and engaging.
Drag yourself through the States and survive.
You are costantly on the brink. Gangs, living deads, collapsed cities.
Deers.
A stressful journey for nostalgic players.
Posted: October 1
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Cool game! 10/10
Posted: September 30
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
"Someone Farted"- Nigel Farage's A S S H O L E 2014
Posted: October 19
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
8.4 hrs on record
The controls are atrocious.

I either lack the brains to aim and can't find a keybind for a menu, or the game is trash.
Posted: September 28
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Kind of a funny concept, but it loses that appeal quickly. Can't recommend this one.
Posted: October 12
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2 of 10 people (20%) found this review helpful
10.1 hrs on record
grapgics are worse then minecraft lolololololol

7/10 awful game
Posted: October 3
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13.7 hrs on record
it was a great game a bunch of cool maechincs but some achiments are to hard to get and the i feel like all i do is click wait click wait 8/10
Posted: September 28
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7.8 hrs on record
Surprisingly fun. Takes the original Oregon Trail gameplay and adds a few features to make it feel slightly different. Don't expect massive updates or revisions from the Oregon Trail gameplay model, however.
Posted: September 24
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6.0 hrs on record
I spent many an hour in my elementary school computer lab playing Oregon Trail, we always felt like our class had won the lottery because we got to play video games in school! I know it was supposed to be secretly educational, but looking back I learned nothing of any value playing it. Regardless, I loved every minute of it.

I picked up Organ Trail for something like 27 cents (I don’t remember the exact amount but it was low enough that I could recoup the loss by picking up change in a parking lot) and when all was said and done I got exactly what I expected of it: a silly, over the top interpretation of the classic Oregon Trail formula. I bought supplies, hunted zombies instead of the buffalo/duck hunt mini game, repaired my station wagon as opposed to an ox drawn wagon, and had everyone in my party die of the same disease as my settlers did all those years ago.

If you’re looking for a quick, silly re-imagining of Oregon Trail you would not regret picking Organ Trail up in a sale.
Posted: October 3
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6.8 hrs on record
I really enjoyed my time with Organ Trail: Director's Cut. It's like Oregon Trail (I have fond memories of playing this in computer class when I was in grade school in the early to mid '90s), and the game even has a very retro feel. Instead of the new frontier theme of Oregon Trail you'll be treated to a dark and somber Zombie theme... although the game is littered with some light humor. It'll take some wits, skill, and luck to get across the US. Overall I thought the game was a lot of fun, and it's a game I know I'll come back to every so often. I even have it on my tablet and played through it (it takes roughly 2 1/2 hrs to clear... if you can make it) in the hospital while I was waiting for my daughter to arrive. I think a lot of people would like Organ Trail, and I especially recommend it to the people that have fond memories of playing the original Oregon Trail.
Posted: October 2
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