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Postal²

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MobyRank MobyScore
Macintosh
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4.5
Windows
58
3.0
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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 Using a cat as a silencer.  Isn't that delightfully evil?
Postal² Windows The bank is being robbed!  Should I kill them or help them?
Postal² Windows I think somebody really should start a petition like that.
Postal² Windows The easiest way to extinguish yourself; pee on the ceiling, and let it fall back on you.  Fire out!

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 (706)
RWS teaches kids that killing is boring Windows Zovni (9360)
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)

The Press Says

Game Over Online Windows Apr 07, 2003 80 out of 100 80
RealGamer Windows Jan 07, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Boomtown Windows Jun 07, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Worth Playing Windows Apr 27, 2003 6.2 out of 10 62
Netjak Windows Apr 21, 2003 6 out of 10 60
Rebell.at Games Windows May 29, 2003 6 out of 10 60
Just Games Retro Windows Jun 17, 2013 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
games xtreme Windows May 07, 2003 4.5 out of 10 45
Factornews Windows Apr 22, 2003 3 out of 10 30
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

The easiest mode is called the Liebermode, which is a reference to senator Joe Lieberman, who was strongly against the first Postal.

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