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  • Summary: 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. Expand
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  1. Apr 2, 2013
    Through wit, ingenuity, and good old fashioned sadism, it manages to succeed against the odds and provide a truly rewarding spin on a number of classic ideas. For the price, you really couldn't ask for more.
  2. May 31, 2013
    Occasionally repetitive, sometimes puerile but for the most part amusing. [June 2013, p.89]
  3. Nov 25, 2013
    A lightweight survival lark, but one that proves itself worthy of the great pun in its title. [December 2013, p.85]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 15
  2. Negative: 4 out of 15
  1. Jul 11, 2013
    Organ Trail is like what another reviewer said, a spoof of Oregon Trail while using the zombie apocalypse genre which is becoming really repetitive. Organ Trail is not exactly going to win awards nor is it going to be touted as an influential game but it is however, fun. Fun, especially if you're a fan of zombie-related media like say Zombieland. Gameplaywise, its actually very straightforward, you and five friends travel in a station wagon across the United States from the east to the west. Along the way, you'll endure many hardships and situations like bandits and zombie hordes and the usual random scripted event. The game is merciless on the harder levels and certain achievements will require you to replay the game in order to achieve them. If there is one horrible aspect of the game, then that's the shooting mechanics. Shooting is NOT the fun part of Organ Trail despite it being a zombie game or a parody of a zombie game.

    Still, the game is fun from the indie aspect and it is quite cheap on Steam. It would probably be better off as a free game but I guess you have to support indie game designers for at least trying. And Organ Trail is indeed worth it if you're not expecting another Left 4 Dead or sumtin.
  2. May 25, 2013
    I bought this game looking to recoup some of those Apple II memories from my elementary school computer lab days... and boy did it bring me back. The game isn't just a parody, but an excellent resource management game in and of itself. Awesome sense of humor, loads of replay-ability, and just a genuinely FUN game. You can't get more for less than this game. Easily the most fun I've had in a long time. Expand
  3. Mar 22, 2013
    Organ Trail, a spoof of the educational Oregon Trail, takes place in a post-apocalyptic America with zombies. This game is fun, however the shooting mechanic takes a while to get used to. Still, this game is great, you should be playing for hours and there is a lot of replay value. Expand
  4. Jul 14, 2013
    Organ Trail: Director's Cut is a spoof of Oregon Trail. The game is inexpensive and very addicting. What other reviewers don't seem to understand is that the firing mechanism was designed for the player to actually put some effort into combat, rather than just "click.. enemy died, click... enemy died" That wouldn't be fun. Expand
  5. Nov 10, 2013
    Much has already been said, I add my vote and some of my own considerations:

    - the game is ok, nothing to say about it, but it seems not
    polished enough to grab your attention for more than... two, three hours...
    - the graphics, "minimal", seems too simplified for a PC game
    - some event, but not much variation, at the end

    So, this can bring us to a 7, or a 8, if you like the style of game and have some fun.

    Frankly, despite the very low price (excellent, I would say), after only two hours of play I had enough: overall, the game seemed somewhat bland.
  6. Jul 10, 2013
    This game is only for those that find the era of Commodore 64 appealing. As I'm not the biggest fan of the style nor the gameplay mechanics I'm unable to appreciate this "minigame" of zombie survival. The gameplay consists of minigames where you either walk and shoot or drive with a car in a retro-pixel-world and occationally stop to scavenge for resources though scavenging sounds too good as it's usually the minigame where you shoot zombies and collect the resources by walking over them. The price is very low so I can't warn about that but for me this game represents free-ware gaming. Expand
  7. Apr 27, 2013
    Go play the free Facebook version. It's like that, except much worse. The simple yet effective shooting mechanism is replaced by a retarded click-and-drag one that is a a pain in the ass to use. This wouldn't be such a huge problem if playing constant shooting minigames wasn't required to advance in the game. If at any point you say to yourself "forced minigames aren't so bad.", you should not be a game developer. Expand

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