Postal²

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Description

Postal 2 is the sequel to Postal, the gritty, violent, over-the-top game that was the target of almost every politician's speech about violence in video games. Once again, the player takes on the role of Postal Dude, a normal (comparatively normal, anyway) guy living in Paradise, Arizona. The game is composed of a five day week, Monday to Friday, where the player must accomplish various errands. There is no time limit and errands can be done whenever the player feel like it. Errands range from getting a carton of milk (buying it or stealing it, player's choice) to cashing a cheque at the bank (either wait in line or kill everyone, again, player's choice). The game is as violent as you are, meaning the player can go through the majority of the game without killing someone or beating up someone, but can also go through it killing and decapitating every one the player comes across.

For killing needs, the player has a plethora of ways to dispatch people: kick them, urinate on them (making them vomit), shoot them, bash them with a shovel, throw gas on them and set them ablaze, leaving behind a charred corpse, and if the player wants to be stealthy, it is possible to pick up a cat and stick a shotgun into its rear end to use it as a silencer. One of the similarly over the top weapons is a decapitated cow's head filled with anthrax, which will cause everyone in the immediate area to gag, throw up, and eventually die.

The game uses the Unreal Warfare engine, and comes packed with the Warfare editor, allowing the player to create new people, levels, or even entire mods.

Screenshots

Postal² Windows He just fired me, yet he still attacks the cop for me.  Gotta love your friends.
Postal² Windows This is Postal Dude's luxurious home.  No, not really.  No wonder he goes postal.
Postal² Windows What an encouraging billboard.
Postal² Windows Gary Coleman?  That's reason enough to buy it!

Alternate Titles

  • "喋血街头2" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Postal 2" -- Alternative spelling

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User Reviews

Catharsis in a box. Windows Kadath Bird (755)
RWS teaches kids that killing is boring Windows Zovni (9330)
Don't judge the game yet...there's fun to be had! Windows MojoHelperMonkey (39)
Not actually BAD...but it tries too hard... Windows Mr. Me (36)

Critic Reviews

Game industry News (GiN) Windows Apr 27, 2003 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
PC Gamer Windows 2003 79 out of 100 79
Game Chronicles Windows May 31, 2003 7.1 out of 10 71
Netjak Windows Apr 21, 2003 6 out of 10 60
GameSpot Windows Apr 15, 2003 4.8 out of 10 48
PC Zone Benelux Windows Jun, 2003 42 out of 100 42
Factornews Windows Apr 22, 2003 3 out of 10 30
Eurogamer.net (UK) Windows May 06, 2003 3 out of 10 30
Play.tm Windows May 20, 2003 18 out of 100 18
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Jul, 2003 0 Stars0 Stars0 Stars0 Stars0 Stars 0

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Recommended? 9 AaronGamer (42)
Jun 08, 2011

Trivia

On July 31, 2003, Postal 2 was put on the infamous German index by the BPjM. For more information about what this means and to see a list of games sharing the same fate, take a look here: BPjS/BPjM indexed games.

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