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As a covered wagon party of pioneers, you head out west from Independence, Missouri to the Willamette River and valley in Oregon. You first must stock up on provisions, and then, while traveling, make decisions such as when to rest, how much food to eat, etc. The Oregon Trail incorporates simulation elements and planning ahead, along with discovery and adventure, as well as mini-game-like activities (hunting and floating down the Dalles River).


The Oregon Trail Windows The start of the game, a sort of mission objective screen.
The Oregon Trail Macintosh Welcome to Oregon Trail!
The Oregon Trail Windows 3.x Introduction
The Oregon Trail DOS Menu (CGA w/RGB Monitor)

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Alternate Titles

  • "The Oregon Trail: Classic Edition" -- Softkey CD-ROM release title

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User Reviews

A fun game, but it doesn't feel like you're really traveling the trail DOS OceansDaughter (109)
A classic of its period and genre. Apple II PCGamer77 (3236)

Critic Reviews

All Game Guide Windows 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
SuperKids Windows 1998 3.5 out of 5 70


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Notes for later submissions... 10 Pseudo_Intellectual (59385)
Dec 07, 2011


1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die

The Oregon Trail appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by Octopus Books (ISBN 978-184403-681-3).

Related Web Sites

  • On the Oregon Trail (A short story inspired by this game, authored by Caitlin Horrocks and published in the Jan '09 edition of the Hobart literary journal.)
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