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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.
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

PC System Requirements

    • OS:Windows XP SP2
    • Processor:1 GHz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:250 MB HD space
    • OS:Windows 7
    • Processor:1 GHz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:250 MB HD space

Mac System Requirements

    • OS:OSX 10.5 Leopard
    • Processor:1 GHz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive:250 MB HD space

Linux System Requirements

    • 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
46 of 52 people (88%) found this review helpful
189 products in account
4 reviews
10.8 hrs on record
Organ Trail is one of the indie game that brings a good replay value and nice gameplay.

The shooting mechanics take some time to get used to, and the gameplay requires a little understanding, but the game is impressive. The soundtrack is very nice in my opinion, and the gameplay is decent.

You start with four other survivors and you have to travel through many different cities/states, which include fighting with zombies, bike gangs, etc. In addition, you have to collect various resources to survive, or scavenge/trade.

There are rare events in the game, which can be either good or bad, and there are graves, which have resources near them or enemies.

The game is worth getting at the current price if you are a fan of old school and/or zombie games.
Posted: October 30th, 2013
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33 of 38 people (87%) found this review helpful
1,200 products in account
30 reviews
11.7 hrs on record

The Men Who Wear Many Hats originally created Organ Trail as a flash game and after some fund raising they were able to release an expanded version of their original title on mobile devices and now PC. Organ Trail takes it's primary inspiration from the original Apple II iteration of The Oregon Trail and opens with your character encountering Clement, a fellow survivor who kick-starts your odyssey across a post apocalyptic United States. Much like the game it parodies, Organ Trail is about balance. You will need to ensure that your party is fed, rested and your car in tip top mechanical condition. With every mile that ticks by your parties health degrades as well as your trusty station wagon. Injury and disease are common occurrences on the road as evidenced by the many tombstones that can be encountered on your journey. These tombstones are not only reminders of the peril that face your party but also opportunities for upgrades and supplies. Party members can be bitten on your voyage and may require a euthanizing rifle blast to the head. Of course, if you are a misanthropic sociopath you could always off your healthy party members and not have to worry about keeping them fed and healthy. Dotting the trail to safety are landmarks and cities that allow your party to trade, buy and sell items, upgrade your car and purchase perks for your character. You can also take on jobs to earn some cash or supplies and chat the locals up for information.

Scavenging is often the easiest way to stay supplied on your journey. By opting to scavenge an open field pops up with random items spawning. Little green zombies home in on your character as you attempt to scoop up scrap for car repairs, food for nourishment, and cash for additional supplies. It's possible to defend yourself from the zombie onslaught while scavenging with a rifle. You must click and pull your mouse back which brings up a line of site on the screen which you can then spin while in a fixed position to dial your site in on the revolting rotting flesh heaps that converge on your position. Releasing fires and these controls take a bit of time to acclimate yourself to. A couple of seconds to reload between each round ensures a bit of tension as you scramble for goodies. Bosses are also randomly encountered on these scavenging excursions. They are more robust creatures that put up a bit more of a fight than your average walking corpse.

The jobs that are on offer use variations of these mechanics. Some require you to defend a position by taking cover and killing zombies before they reach your position, some have you locating an item in a scrolling field while zombies swarm and the last variant has you trading gun shots with others humans in fortified positions. These mini games can feel repetitive after a while since your character doesn't receive new weapons and enemy types are limited. The randomness of these events will keep you coming back however. Also, random encounters with biker gangs and hordes of zombie deer mix things up while in your station wagon. Random interactions with other travelers on the road also spice up the core game and offer a little bit of narrative. Prompts will appear that ask if you feel inclined to investigate something on the road. Doing so kicks off an old school adventure sequence that often results in a reward of some sort. This touch adds quite a bit of re-playability to Organ Trail. While the randomness of Organ Trail ensures a new experience every time it can also lead to frustration. It's not uncommon for tragic events to occur in quick succession and take out a party member or even your party leader. It can be upsetting, perhaps off putting for some, when a well supplied and positioned expedition fails because of a bout with dysentery and broken ribs...

Ultimately Organ Trail: Director's cut is one of the best games to emerge from the zombie zeitgeist that has gripped popular culture over the past half decade.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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18 of 22 people (82%) found this review helpful
361 products in account
14 reviews
6.1 hrs on record
Organ Trail is nothing short of a fun realization of the old classic with the tried and true zombie twist.

At first glance it's easy to scoff at this game and even write it off, but presentation shouldn't fool you. Once in the game, none of that will matter as the solid gameplay, comedy aspect, and nature of the genre take hold of you. You'll be crossing fingers as you push through the hordes hoping they don't take notice. The scavenger side missions are also gratifying, but the controls are a bit awkward, making it more of a flustering challenge than maybe it warrants.

After a few runs, things get a bit repetitive, but that's the nature of the game. It's no short haul to make it across country and there's plenty in between that'll you need to survive.

I would definitely recommend playing this if you havent, and especially if you are old enough to have enjoyed the original Oregon Trail.
Posted: November 10th, 2013
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
121 products in account
4 reviews
9.6 hrs on record
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.
Posted: January 31st, 2014
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17 of 22 people (77%) found this review helpful
430 products in account
8 reviews
24.3 hrs on record
buggy achievement
Posted: February 27th, 2014
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