Oregon Trail 4th Edition for PC
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Oregon Trail 4th Edition for PC

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  • Rating: E - Everyone
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Get to know the place!

bynai_sud Apr 29, 2010
Helpful? 1 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Graphics, Challenging, Good Value
Recommended it? Yes

Oregon Trail 4th Edition is a nice opportunity for you to get to know this interesting trail. Cool graphics and loads of history will definitely catch you! Read full review »

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More of a broken formula than a game

bytreo180g Sep 3, 2004
10 Helpfuls 11 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Better graphics than before, educational, fun for a couple times.
Cons Too formulatic, no incentive to make it harder, few choices, clumsy controls
Recommended it? No

The Oregon Trail series has been a very popular series for over a decade. The classic example of "edutainment software", The engaging premise, difficulty, and education value has made the series has found its way into more households than almost any other serene game for kids. However, Oregon Trail... Read full review »

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Oregon or bust!

byjeff_wilder78 Aug 17, 2002
47 Helpfuls 48 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros A fun, educational game for the young ones.
Cons Probably boring for older people.
Recommended it? Yes

Believe it or not, there was once a time when it was not so easy to get to Oregon. There were no airplanes and no cars and the only way to get there was in a covered wagon. And there were many annoyances that you had to deal with like food shortages, wild animals, diseases and rivers to cross. Not... Read full review »

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Hit the Trail

bypinksnowme Mar 4, 2002
5 Helpfuls 6 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Awesome realistic graphics.
Cons There were no Indian encounters.
Recommended it? Yes

I got Oregon Trail 3rd edition at a marked down price of 7.99. I loved pretending the Oregon trail in 5th grade. Now I am 32 and wondered what it would be like on computer. It was awesome! There were so many selections to chose from. To get the game going I got to chose from about 15 different... Read full review »

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On the way to Oregon

byTwest10244 Jun 7, 2001
9 Helpfuls 10 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros a good learning game for kids to show how they traveled in early times
Cons takes to long to play
Recommended it? Yes

food and not sleep that you well get sick and that you well sometimes die. That's not good when you die. Your goal of this game is to get one of your family member to Oregon save hopefully you.

Sometimes on the way to Oregon on this journey you well run into problems.
Some problems... Read full review »

28

Betty dies of a snake bite

bybrainyhacker Apr 28, 2001
2 Helpfuls 3 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Good simulation
Cons Gets boring after a few times at playing it
Recommended it? Yes

This game is a really great simulation. When I first played it I enjoyed it, after a few times I got used to it, I got to know the strategies. In this game you can hunt for food, but don't take to much because you can't carry it all back. It is great how you need to take care of people, hunt for... Read full review »

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The Oregon Trail...American History Game

bytommiles Dec 28, 2000
21 Helpfuls 22 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Good game for learning
Cons graphics are simple
Recommended it? Yes

The Oregon Trail CD is a good interactive game for children interested in the study of American history. The Oregon Trail is excellent in portraying the hardships that early Americans endured during the growth of this great nation. The Oregon Trail is one of the earliest educational software... Read full review »

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Trail Adventure Collection-More Than the Oregon Trail

byterrid Oct 4, 2000
13 Helpfuls 14 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros educational
Cons limited choices
Recommended it? Yes

I've been trying to give my kids an interest in history. I knew that I enjoyed the Oregon Trail and thought that maybe that would peak their attention. What I found was a whole collection of trails: Oregon, Africa, Mayaquest, Yukon and Amazon.

This was great. The kids got a little info on... Read full review »

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How About Your Survival Skills: A Family's Adventure

bycharles Sep 16, 2000
29 Helpfuls 30 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Exciting game for the whole family; Great critical thinking skill development; good for...
Cons Can be difficult to reach the end
Recommended it? Yes

Oregon Trail is a true, exciting, and fun classic. Each time I play it with my family members, nobody gets bored. It is so entertaining that my daughter once refused to go to bed. She preferred to stay up to play it a few more times. My wife and I could not be more encouraging! We know what type of... Read full review »

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Oregon Trail: "James Dies of a Broken Leg."

byAlkaiser Sep 16, 2000
36 Helpfuls 37 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Great all around game, hunting!
Cons Not for ages 13-21.
Recommended it? Yes

Man...the first time I played this game must have been pre-1984...I was in 2nd grade. This game was incredible. You had to make the trek westward (Ho.) by using your equipment, mad trading skills, and most importantly, hunting ability.

Along the way if you didn't have enough clothing and... Read full review »

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This Game Takes You Back.....

byBillyZLuver79 Sep 15, 2000
6 Helpfuls 7 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Fun and Educating!
Cons Expensive
Recommended it? Yes

Gosh, This Game has been around since I was in elementary, and it is still my favorite computer game. The Oregon Trail is a great way to teach kids history in the 1800's. Its fun, challenging, exciting, difficult, plus you never get tired of it. It can keep you busy for hours! The Oregon Trail 4 is... Read full review »

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About the Oregon trail

byalanjob Aug 23, 2000
5 Helpfuls 6 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Educational and fun
Cons It is to long for the kids to complete. Can go on for hours.
Recommended it? Yes

We bought this game because we had played the earlier version on my parents computer. This is a game that the kids love. They love the hunting that they get to do themselves. They also get to gather wild plants. One child get a real kick out the very realistic sound effects as the trail person gets... Read full review »

28

A Great Classic

bykwiktrix123 Aug 19, 2000
4 Helpfuls 5 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros cheap price, exciting
Cons could do a little better job on graphics
Recommended it? Yes

I bought this game because I have played it at school since I could learn to read. The object of the game is to travel the Oregon Trail and to reach the end in the best condition possible. In the beginning of the game, you must choose an occupation and buy supplies for the journey. On the way, you... Read full review »

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The first great trail-blazing trail game!

byCarrisford Jun 24, 2000
3 Helpfuls 4 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros It's from MECC (originally)!; It's a classic; It's historically accurate...
Cons Cons? There are supposed to be cons?
Recommended it? Yes

We knew it from the Apple computer. We loved it. Our teachers loved it. It taught great problem-solving skills and taught us that no matter how many good decisions we made, we might still get killed by some awful fever. "Good" people weren't the only ones who made it to Oregon--"bad" players with... Read full review »

318

Danggit!! I Made It To Oregon and Didn't Lose A Soul!!

byMimi369 May 20, 2000
92 Helpfuls 93 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros extremely educational for children as well as adults
Cons if you are not careful, you will become addicted
Recommended it? Yes

After playing the original Oregon Trail CD rom game, my son highly recommended that I purchase the Oregon Trail II. I searched several stores until I finally found it in a discount book store for a mere $9.99. I was ecstatic because I believed that I would enjoy this game as much, if not more, than... Read full review »

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Oregon Trail #1

byJJFTAP May 20, 2000
2 Helpfuls 3 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Keeps you coming back for more!
Cons Once you win a few times, it's really easy.
Recommended it? Yes

I own Oregon Trail 2 as well as Oregon Trail 1. I play Oregon Trail 2 so much I act as if the first one didn't exist at all. But it does, and is an awesome game. Not quite as good as the second one, but pretty good.
The game starts at Matt's General Store, in Independence, Missouri. Before you... Read full review »

13

Interesting For A While

byEmily6282 May 13, 2000
5 Helpfuls 6 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Very informative
Cons A bit lengthy
Recommended it? Yes

I bought this game expecting an interesting trek through the wilderness. An adventure with unexpected twists and turns. What I got was a game that was interesting the first time but less and less so on consequent times. I would recommend this game for those with a lot of free time.

On a... Read full review »

142

Oregon Trail--The Original

bymarsha32 Apr 21, 2000
79 Helpfuls 80 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Simple for anyone to play
Cons Almost too simple
Recommended it? Yes

As we would look through the software aisles at various stores. I kept seeing Oregon Trail versions 2, 3 and 4. All that ran through my mind was the original one that I remembered having so much fun playing at school WAY back in junior high. Oh how I wanted to buy one!! But, $40 on the price tag... Read full review »

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Oregon Trail 3

byDramaqueen17 Apr 20, 2000
4 Helpfuls 5 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros great graphics, educational and a lot of fun!
Cons hard for child to understand and can get frustrating
Recommended it? Yes

I always liked the Oregon Trail series. Their educational and fun at the same time, which you can't find in many games. I have the first Oregon Trail but I decided I needed the newer version, Oregon Trail 3.
Well when I first got it I noticed it had three CD's, which is somewhat confusing for... Read full review »

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"Frustrating But Fun!"

byJJFTAP Mar 26, 2000
4 Helpfuls 5 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Fun strategy involved.
Cons Can be frustrating.
Recommended it? Yes

In the 1800's, pioneers went west on their covered wagons.You can relive this famous period of time, with Oregon Trail games.Oregon Trail 2 is more realistic and I recommend 2 more.
In Oregon Trail 2, you can start your journey in Independence,Kanesville,Council Bluffs,Nauvoo,or St. Joseph, and... Read full review »

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