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 (1,545 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 19, 2013

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"Has all the similar challenges of the Oregon Trail, but this time you have to survive against zombies, zombie deer, zombie bears, and dysentery."

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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

Windows
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
Helpful customer reviews
107 of 110 people (97%) found this review helpful
18.9 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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478 of 615 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.7 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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207 of 260 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person 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.

10/10
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49 of 52 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.1 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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116 of 155 people (75%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2014
Hello survivors. Look at your man.
Now back at me.
Now back at your man.
Now back at me.
Sadly, he isn't me, but if he stopped dicking around with scrap, he could be like me.
Look down.
Now back up.
Where are you?
You're in a station wagon with the man your man can be like.
What's in your hand?
Back at me.
You have dysentry.
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104 of 143 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 10, 2014
Sometimes you just have to take a car full of people that you hate and murder them. 10/10
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74 of 97 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 29, 2014
I traded my friend Christain to a cannibal for 300$. 10/10 would trade again
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38 of 49 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 10, 2014
6/10

Named one of my party members "My p*nis". Once he got infected, he turned and bit one of my other party members: "My P*nis turned and bit My A$$". As it was read.
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69 of 102 people (68%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 10, 2014
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
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38 of 52 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 19, 2014
Named the crew after people i know in real life and... I shot Kaycee right away cause i dont like him. Killed Kyle because he broke his leg and i got mad. Mason was using to many of my medkits so i shot him. Only me and my BFF Kincaid made it to the end.
10/10
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24 of 28 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 7, 2014
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
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30 of 40 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2014
I made my character's name Jesus Christ and had a friend called Judas.

I shot Judas.
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43 of 65 people (66%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 12, 2014
In a world plagued by the undead, dysentry killed me the most.
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
15.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 9, 2014
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.
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32 of 49 people (65%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 28, 2014
Dysentery Simulator, now with zombies!
10/10
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
This game lets you put a bunch of people you hate into a car and watch them die slowly as they run out of food and scrap every 2 seconds.

11/10
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
Steve went to take a piss. He never returned. 10/10
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 17, 2014
>my party member, Gotchab*tch, was dicking around with 50 dollars and ruined it
>LOOK AT THE FLOWERS, GOTCHAB*TCH, JUST LOOK AT THE FLOWERS *bang*
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
Awesome game, don't get discouraged by the graphics. I've wanted to play Oregon Trail for a very long time and this is a great variation on the original game. With zombies! Make sure to name the characters after your friends. One of my friends kept losing supplies and getting cholera, so I shot him. You don't wanna be annoying, dude, not in my car. Great fun, 9/10.
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2014
Me and my friend were playing at the same time. Random events matched perfectly. 10/10 would coincidence again.
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