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 (27 reviews) - 88% of the 27 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (2,113 reviews) - 88% of the 2,113 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 19, 2013

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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
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Very Positive (27 reviews)
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Very Positive (2,113 reviews)
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Woodhouse
3.2 hrs
Posted: August 31
"Tony was dicking with 2 medkits and ruined it."

God dammit, Tony.
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Baker
4.5 hrs
Posted: August 29
the way you shoot in this game makes it more challenging. still fun
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UncleNasty
2.3 hrs
Posted: August 29
I laughed. I cried. I was eaten by zombies...
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insert_bomb_here
1.8 hrs
Posted: August 29
An updated version of the original Internet game. It was done pretty well.
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Son Of Donald
1.0 hrs
Posted: August 28
Classy looks and Dysentary. Dece game (5/10)
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succ
2.2 hrs
Posted: August 28
zombies r nice addition liek if u agresa withs mee
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EJGAMING
5.3 hrs
Posted: August 28
Great retro game to play. I reccomend the final cut expansion! Different routes to choose, More cars to unlock, endless mode and more locations to go to!!
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Icyy Justice
7.1 hrs
Posted: August 27
Super awesome! Worth money! Great wow! Organ no Oregon! Ha Ha Ha!
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Hey guys Overweight Newsreporter
9.5 hrs
Posted: August 26
minhoy me noy boi
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Ayyfinity 👽
2.7 hrs
Posted: August 25
I bought this game thinking, "maybe this will be a waste of money, who knows?" I mean, it has good reviews but still, who really knows about a game until that someone plays it through well enough right? I decided to try this game a few times, and it was real fun gameplay, solid moments, even if depressing at times. Now, the gameplay mechanics, well, achievements are failing me for some reason after not logging in for a while, the first thing that appears is "your save / achievements are corrupt, but the achievements might sync back to your save" or some similar nonsense (makes sense, to a certain degree when cloud saving is on and your file messes up...) and the leaderboards don't work for me (but it probably works for mostly everyone, I assume I have a firewall issue to deal with soon...) Still, the game rocks, want to buy the DLC soon regardless.

I don't give a damn for the failing achievements (even though they were supposedly fixed, the sync glitch isn't for what it seems, I'm going to report it.) I am a bit worried because I know once I buy the DLC the characters might or might not unlock due to this, but from what I see DLC fixes these achievements issues in a few rare chances.

For some reason I feel very sick when I play this game, almost feverish...

Thankfully, the game takes away all those feelings and throws it down the drain, because of the induced stress. I never thought stress would feel so good for a freakking game, when it allows you to put down all your friends, family or dog/cat/goldfish named after real life counterparts that you either despise or feel angry at, now I feel like a god, and the devil too. Thanks Organ Trail! May you inspire more stressful times with your soundtrack forever. Sorry I can't make a better review about the gameplay, I just wrote this to waste time, literally.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
A trail made just of organs would be inefficient. You should just use pebbles. Or breadcrumbs. Like that one story, Batman Begins.
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231 of 263 people (88%) found this review helpful
392 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.0 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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125 of 128 people (98%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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306 of 377 people (81%) found this review helpful
321 people found this review funny
Recommended
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 27, 2015
I made George put down Lennie.
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530 of 679 people (78%) found this review helpful
397 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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262 of 324 people (81%) found this review helpful
253 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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165 of 197 people (84%) found this review helpful
209 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 16, 2015
I named everyone after my friends.

Now I have no friends in the game AND in real life.

10/10
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108 of 122 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
15.1 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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85 of 92 people (92%) found this review helpful
56 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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75 of 81 people (93%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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