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 (1,573 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
223 of 280 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 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.

10/10
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55 of 58 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.4 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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85 of 111 people (77%) found this review helpful
3 people 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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37 of 50 people (74%) 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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34 of 53 people (64%) 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
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
Steve went to take a ♥♥♥♥. He never returned. 10/10
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11 of 13 people (85%) 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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14 of 20 people (70%) 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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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
A thoroughly enjoyable Retro style RPG game. Lot's of fun, great replay value, and massive waves of zombies. What more can you ask for?
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11 of 17 people (65%) 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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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
The only game where you can break your ribs, acquire dsyntery, and get bitten by a zombie all within the safety of a station wagon.
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2014
someone fart in the car, crew and car conditon down
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2014
"_Name_" has found a kitten. "Can we keep it?" Yes/No

Yes ~ 10oz of food collected.

10/10 Would eat kitten again!
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9 of 14 people (64%) 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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 9
Majorly better than the vast majority of "Early Access" zombie games out there such as DayZ and H1Z1. Funnier too. Totally worth the money. Buy it - especially if it's on sale.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
14.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2014
Something tells me this game was trying to sponsor Pepto-Bismol...
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
this is an amazing adaption of a classic, very fun holds good to the name.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 10
Fun little resource-management game with a good dose of humour, a modicum of challenge, and plenty of dice rolls that aren't in the party's favour.

Plays better with keyboard & mouse than touchscreen.

- Skinny from the Fat B*stard (curator link)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 13
I know some people people may be put off by the ATARI graphics BUT OH MY GOD THIS GAME IS FREAKING AWSOME! This is game is very fun and it is hard to choose what decisions to do such as do you investigate gunshots or do you shoot your infected teamate. This game is fun for people who have alot of paitence and can live with your friends getting diseases within 10 seconds and your car breaking down every 2 seconds.


THIS GAME IS HARD

11/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
40.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 16
Zombie slaughtering and survival doesn't get any more ghetto than this.

Your main quest is to survive a journey from one side of the U.S. to the other, with four other survivors, with one clunky shotgun, and with your only vehicle to make this journey being a station wagon with wooden side panels. That's right. You have the freedom to kill the survivors with you at any time, thereby saving on fuel and food in the long run. You'll have to scavange for food and fuel with a sh-tty shotgun. You can catch malaria, or die of dysentry at any time. Someone could get bit, maybe that someone is you. At any time, the bit someone could turn around and bite anyone in your group. If you don't put them down, you might get bit too. It's only you that needs to make it to the end to win the main game mode. While driving, you could get runned down by a pack of zombified deer, or a rogue motorcycle gang. Even though you can run over the gang, or get mauled by deer, or drive through clustered gangs of zombies, all many times during your journey--in the end, the wooden side panels on your station wagon remain shiny and unscathed as if still brand new. Bring Chuck Norris along for a fuller pimped-out effect.

Truly, zombie survival gaming doesn't get any more ghetto than this.
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