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 (11 reviews) - 81% of the 11 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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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

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • 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
    • 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
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
So, I didn't really have fun with the game as much I thought I would. I love zombies and I love surving and managment, but the game just got dull after a while. It was the same formula over and over, get to a town, scavenge, take jobs, bob and weave to the right to get what the guy who hred you wanted, fix your car, rest trade, then leave. This happened again and again, witha few variations on the road such as getting attacked by radiers on bikes. But soon those got dull as they were repeated again and again, and I had figured out and beat them before with ease minus a few hickups. Only very interesting thing that happened was when the friends I put in game would mess with componets with a car, which I could completly see them doing, and y most clumsy friend in real life consitently kept on breaking bones, which I thought was pretty funny. Oh and a random event when one of my friends got captured by a bandit and I missed the shot to save her so she got her head blown off. That and the soundtrack and some of the art in game were the only fun moments, as everything else became a dull repeat. Maybe it was just not for me.
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130 of 133 people (98%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
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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110 of 124 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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411 of 546 people (75%) found this review helpful
412 people found this review funny
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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70 of 76 people (92%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
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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176 of 233 people (76%) found this review helpful
266 people found this review funny
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 27, 2014
I shot my best friend. He wasn't infected or anything, I'm just really bad with guns.

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60 of 63 people (95%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
20.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2014
Organ Trail's pretty damn fun. It's essentially Oregon Trail with zombies and a bunch of Left 4 Dead references.

I had the iOS version before buying the Steam version, and I feel like the game's easier to control on a computer as far as shooting goes. That being said, shooting is still a ♥♥♥♥♥ as far as controls go, and it's difficult to nail on the head. Some of the in-game passersby even acknowledge the problems with the controls by stating, "These controls suck!" (They do.) But having a mouse removed the issue of my finger blocking parts of the screen.

The writing is often times humorous and references things from the original game to Castlevania. It gives Organ Trail a certain charm and unusual atmosphere. Some of the locations throughout the game are rather humorous as well (one of these being--I kid you not--a strip club), and it gives me the impressions that the developers made this purely for fun, which I find admirable. It's always nice to find a game that convinces players that the people who made it definitely had a kickass time doing so.

I've noticed that, while the overall gameplay is generally difficult (even on normal), it gets progressively harder as you move further down the map, which I found reasonable, in my opinion. That being said, it's very good at screwing you over, as nothing's worse than wasting half your food and all your time stuck on the side of the road trading away for enough scrap so that you can attempt a repair on the car that ultimately fails, causing you to waste all your scrap. That actually happened to me. It's not fun. However, to an extent, the game is as difficult as your are good at strategizing and planning a course of action. You will blame yourself many times for the mistake you've made. Many times, crises can be avoided or worked around if you're prepared enough. Yet, given this, random events still occur, and if the odds aren't in your favor, you could end up doing well to being dead in a few miles. It's always important to be cautious in this game as a result.

The music is also spot-on as well. Amidst all of the humor and gags, it gives Organ Trail a more solemn tone. Also, it's generally interesting to listen you and combines an 8-bit feel with a more "advanced" (if that's the word) sound to it. I don't quite know how to explain it. But it's really well done, in my opinion.

The graphics are also very charming and reminiscent of the original games. They work really well. Not sure what else to say here. I like them a lot.

Also, the Clement's Quest minigame is hilarious. It's essentially a TL;DR Organ Trail where you control the car and run over zombies as quickly as you possibly can. I discovered it on accident and couldn't have been happier that I did.

Basically, to put it bluntly, despite the game's difficulty, I really enjoy this game and always have a good time while playing it. It was worth purchasing it the second time, and I'd recommend it to anyone who wants a challenge and a nostalgic, yet new take on a classic.
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69 of 77 people (90%) found this review helpful
62 people found this review funny
27.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 14, 2015
Remember Oregon Trail from gradeschool? This takes all the fun parts of that game and removes all of the educational value. Recommended!
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100 of 129 people (78%) found this review helpful
445 people found this review funny
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 28, 2015
after killing my girlfriend to avoid her turning into a zombie, I was finally able to turn on my computer and play this game for once without needing to hear her
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45 of 48 people (94%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
22.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 9, 2015
Commodore 64
Luck, Moderate
Sim, Management

PROS: Oregon trail made with a zombie twist. It plays just about the same as the original game did, making it an extremely fun play. It demands a combination of skill, foresight and luck in an environment that changes often, giving this game high replay value. Shooting and escape segments control surprisingly well, and random events feel a bit more balanced than in its predecessor.

CONS: Zombie shtick is very tired. There is virtually no educational value in this, which I felt was half the fun of the original! The game assumes you are familiar with Oregon Trail, so if you are new to this there may be a slight learning curve in properly managing your resources.

WORTH: A single game does not take very long to get through, less than half an hour. However, one or two playthroughs is not what Organ Trail is about. You could easily get 30 hours out of it, especially if you do completionist play. $5.00 is a very fair price for it.

OVERALL: This isn't Oregon Trail exactly, but I'm happy there is some version of it on Steam complete with achievements, cards, twitter options and online leaderboards. It blows Super Amazing Wagon Adventure out of the water and is the current go-to to satisfy this nostalgic desire.

Full Review Coming Soon
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5.8 hrs
Posted: October 19
Amazing NON educational remake of a educational school computer game. its like the original organ trail the one you played on in the computer lab at school in the 90s except this one has zombies and unlike the original one this is NON EDUCATIONAL 7/10 PRETTY ADDICTIVE GAME IF YOU STICK THROUGH IT.
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apian patellae
2.0 hrs
Posted: October 14
action packed game in which you contract dysentry
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8.1 hrs
Posted: October 14
It's a game. So buy it.
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3.6 hrs
Posted: October 14
The game is enjoyable but it will get old quick. $5 for a few hours of fun isn't bad, I wouldn't pay any more than that though.
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Brown Sugar
16.8 hrs
Posted: October 12
If it had Co-op.... it'd play it all the time. But once a year is good enough... I gave 5 fuel..... SMH
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2.0 hrs
Posted: October 4
i wold gve this game a

Not fun\10
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9.8 hrs
Posted: October 2
Fun twist on the Oregon Trail formula. About as replayable as the inspiration. Throw friends and family in as characters for extra fun.
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Jeeves Bentley
4.0 hrs
Posted: September 28
Fun, worth playing and it's pretty creative. Shooting is a little different but that adds difficulty.
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5.5 hrs
Posted: September 25
Oregon trail but with zombos. It came out when zombies were popular as ♥♥♥♥ but it manages to be a really good game.
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