2. The Oregon Trail
Year of Release: 1971
Platform: Everything under the sun
If you were in grade school during the 1980s you may have fond memories of this game designed to teach school children about the realities of 19th-century pioneer life on the Oregon Trail. Players assume the role of a wagon leader guiding a party of settlers from Independence, Missouri, to Oregon’s Willamette Valley via a covered wagon in 1848. Along the route, you’ll encounter several landmarks along the trail where players can make decisions, shop for supplies, or rest.
The Oregon Trail was a hallmark in North American elementary schools in the 1980s, 1990s, and early-mid 2000s as many school computers, including the Apple II, came bundled with the game. The Oregon Trail was extremely successful, selling over 65 million copies, and after ten iterations over forty years, the game has become a part of pop culture.
1. Red Dead Redemption
Year of Release: 2010
Platform: Xbox 360, PS3, Xbox One
Developed by Rockstar San Diego, Red Dead Redemption is the second game in the Red Dead series of western-themed action-adventure games published by Rockstar Games. Rockstar pioneered open-world gameplay with the Grand Theft Auto series and has successfully adapted the formula to the wild west setting. The follow up to 2004’s Red Dead Revolver, the game is set during the decline of the American frontier in the year 1911, and follows John Marston, a former outlaw whose wife and son are taken hostage by the government in ransom for his services as a hired gun. Having no other choice, Marston sets out to bring three members of his former gang to justice.
Red Dead Redemption is not only the best western themed video game of all-time but has cemented its place among the greatest experiences available in the medium. The third installment in the Red Dead series, Red Dead Redemption 2 .is due for release in late 2018.
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