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Score Breakdown Based on 573 ratings
  1. 10 (132)
  2. 9 (156)
  3. 8 (172)
  4. 7 (52)
  5. 6 (25)
  6. 5 (9)
  7. 4 (5)
  8. 3 (6)
  9. 2 (3)
  10. 1 (13)

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  • User Rating 8.3

    No more rainy indoor recess days for me!!

    Rated on May 23, 2007 by Bryanrlee

    Fantastic game. Got me through plenty of rainy days in Mrs. Anderson's class. I used to play this game instead of "Heads up, Seven up." Those were the days. The coolest part was putting in...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.1

    Best Game For Its Time, A Classic

    Rated on January 02, 2006 by therapyreject

    This game is a true classic. It was a very fun game when it came out, and even though there have been huge improvements in technology since then, its still a very fun game to revert to sometimes. I en...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    Such an awesome game

    Rated on January 09, 2006 by fenix1022

    Dysentery!! Ah, one of the original great games. This was one that I could play over and over again, and on those 5" floppys. It was so great. Take a group of settlers across the country and rea...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8

    I'll always remember playing this when in grade school.

    Rated on June 21, 2008 by doubleajunkie

    The objective of Oregon Trail is to move throughout the United States, from Missouri to Oregon without dying. You usually start the game by choosing your occupation; as a banker you start with a large...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 2.8

    Mechanically it's garbage but it could've been fun.

    Rated on September 10, 2006 by jackrabbit75

    This game is a great idea and if it worked it could have added to the education of many a student of American history. The problem is the thing just doesn’t work. It skips, drags, locks-up and crash...

    0 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 4

    Perhaps the best part was reading profanity on the headstones

    Rated on February 22, 2010 by EffigyOfAdam

    Oh grade school years how I miss thee...wait actually no I don't. But in the land of the nerds this is the game we played for quite a while. This and Sim City....good times. This game was challengi...

    0 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.1

    Blazing a Trail.

    Rated on August 15, 2007 by verdugoRE4

    Oregon Trail is one of those games that I used to play on the classroom computer when it was raining outside. We would pass the time laughing immaturely at Jake getting a snake bite and wondering (wha...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8

    An all time great!

    Rated on February 23, 2006 by BlackOnca

    This is one of the classic games that everybody has played. Remember back in your high school computers class? Well, this is what you were playing. This game is legendary. It is a game with everyth...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5

    Old school fun

    Rated on June 05, 2006 by Bearrie

    Even though it's an old game that most of us haven't played since back on the apple when we were in Elementary school, I just thought I'd speak on it. I can't complain, this game had me from "ente...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.1

    Not a bad game

    Rated on April 09, 2007 by Canadiancowboy2

    Gameplay: In Oregon Trail you are on this journey to go out west and you have to go an survive and all. Along the way you have to trade with people and hunt for food to survive. Personally I found the...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.