The Oregon Trail was a well-known road that crossed the Rocky Mountains and was used by settlers in the nineteenth century.
MECC created an educational game based on this memorable segment of the American story. The player must traverse the Oregon Trail and overcome the challenges that the settlers faced. Hunting for food, trading supplies, and surviving a LOT of potential deaths (snakes, typhoid, dysentery…).
If you complete your journey, your points will be determined by your profession, the number of settlers still alive, your remaining cash, and other factors.
Many Americans born in the 1980s played Oregon Trail, and the game remains in their memories as a difficult, unforgiving, and unbeatable game. Some families would eventually play the game together, and children at school would even compete to see who could get the furthest in the game before dying!
GWANE remarked, “Who remembers the games they used to play as a kid?” Oregon Trail, the only one we played in elementary school, comes to mind. It was choppy and, by today’s standards, something an elementary school student could make, but it was the most entertaining game available at the time. Children are still playing the game 40 years after it was created. It was actually designed to be an educational experience about how people moved west to settle. As someone who lives in the west, I found this to be very significant. Personally, I would recommend this game to any child looking for a fun way to learn.
RIDLEY-THE-DRAGON commented: This is a fantastic game; I only wish they would remake it. This game is still quite popular, so a remake would most likely do well! I’m picturing hunting with mechanics more akin to a Cabelas game, but with muskets, and with next-gen graphics and complex colony building systems, allowing Sim City-style colony building, all with next-gen graphics on a PC, think about it… And with a free modding tool, it could become a classic, like a ratchet and a clank, with mods allowing you to make it so that you only farm for food and the hunting mechanics are used for combat with the British, or it could be completely remodified to make it a halo colonizing game on different planets.
Download The Oregon Trail Deluxe Download For Windows PC
We might have the game available for more than one platform. Oregon Trail Deluxe is currently available on these platforms:
How to play on Windows
- Click on the download button. It should redirect you to your download (a .rar file). Make sure you download the file properly and that your internet does not disconnect while downloading.
- Extract the “Oregon Trail Deluxe” folder to your desktop.
- Download the software DOSBox and put a shortcut for DOSBox on your desktop.
- Open the “Oregon Trail Deluxe” folder and then open the “Game Files” folder.
- Find the file called “OREGON”, and drag it on top of the DOSBox icon which you have on your desktop.
- The game should now launch in DOSBox.
- Enjoy the game!
The Oregon Trail Deluxe Download For Windows PC Screenshots