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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 game is full of incidents. These pop up in small windows like this that overwrite the central part of the game screen.
The Oregon Trail DOS I've got 70 pounds of more meat now. (CGA w/RGB Monitor)
The Oregon Trail DOS Choices, choices... (CGA Color Composite Graphics)
The Oregon Trail DOS Name screen (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 (3234)

Critic Reviews

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


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Notes for later submissions... 10 Pseudo_Intellectual (60497)
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.)
Contributed to by PCGamer77 (3234), Peter Hall (150) and Scaryfun (17617)