GameSpot Reviews

Player Reviews

Average Player Score Based on 574 ratings
8.1
Please Sign In to rate The Oregon Trail (1985)
Score Breakdown Based on 574 ratings
  1. 10 (132)
  2. 9 (156)
  3. 8 (172)
  4. 7 (53)
  5. 6 (25)
  6. 5 (9)
  7. 4 (5)
  8. 3 (6)
  9. 2 (3)
  10. 1 (13)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

What Gamespot Users have to say about The Oregon Trail (1985)

  • Review Score:8.3

    No more rainy indoor recess days for me!!

    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 the name of my grad... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.1

    Best Game For Its Time, A Classic

    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 enjoyed playing this g... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5

    Such an awesome game

    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 reach the other ocean. ... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8

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

    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 sum of money, as a ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:2.8

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

    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 crashes. If there’s a co... Read Full Review

    0 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:4

    Perhaps the best part was reading profanity on the headstones

    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 challenging and I (at the tim... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.1

    Blazing a Trail.

    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 (what the hell?) and try... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8

    An all time great!

    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 everything, life simulation... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5

    Old school fun

    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 "enter your name". The fi... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.1

    Not a bad game

    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 hunting part quite ... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • 24 results
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3