Rewind·Posted on Mar 11, 201321 Ways The Oregon Trail Traumatized You As A Child"Everyone in your party has died."by Benny JohnsonBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. The cold-blooded game begins by asking you to name every member of your doomed party, creating an emotional connection to each character. Via johnnysideburns.wordpress.com 2. Then you are smacked with a brutal lesson about class and value in society. Via classicgaming.gamespy.com 3. The entire game promotes over-the-top stereotypes. Via findfabulous.wordpress.com 4. People can mercilessly steal everything you have at any time. Via findfabulous.wordpress.com "Good lord, I'm doomed." Via findfabulous.wordpress.com 5. The only fun part of the game is gleefully participating in the extinction of the buffalo. Via myabandonware.com 6. And you always shot exactly 2,000 more pounds of meat than you could carry. Via findfabulous.wordpress.com 7. Other emigrants will try to buy an action movie's worth of bullets off you while creeping you out. Via myspace.com 8. For no reason whatsoever, members of your party begin to contract a myriad of painful diseases. Via johnnysideburns.wordpress.com 9. Like measles. Via en.paperblog.com 10. Or typhoid. Via en.paperblog.com 11. Or cholera. Via myspace.com 12. Or simply break limbs for no reason. Via youtube.com 13. "Why?!" Via mentalfloss.com 14. A snake will jump out and bite you. Via mentalfloss.com 15. Or your'll just plain ol' get tired. Via mentalfloss.com 16. Someone may drown while wading across a stream three feet deep and lose everything you own. Via Flickr: daveward 17. And your mode of transportation can be smote from heaven as well. Via youtube.com 18. After an inevitable death, you get the macabre option of conducting a brief funeral or simply dumping the body on the side of the road. Via web.cs.sunyit.edu 19. The game highly suggests the funeral option, as kicking the corpse of your relative off the wagon leads to a loss of morale. Via web.cs.sunyit.edu So yes, you wrote tombstone epitaphs as a 7-year-old. Via web.cs.sunyit.edu 20. You yourself will most likely die, out of the blue, from a now commonly curable ailment like diarrhea. Via Flickr: daveward 21. And after your entire party is dead, you will receive this uplifting message: Via Flickr: daveward And you leave the computer lab thinking: Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Via tumblr.com But at least you had this to come home to: Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Via images.nonexiste.net "Positive reinforcement!" Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Via images.nonexiste.net And in the end you learned the lesson that you have it pretty damn good compared to people 100 years ago.