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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.


Postal² Windows The bank is being robbed!  Should I kill them or help them?
Postal² Windows Black man
Postal² Windows These signs appear when your about to enter an area that needs to load.
Postal² Windows Your map is automatically marked and updated, and shows your current errands.

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 (9321)
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

PC Gamer Windows 2003 79 out of 100 79
RealGamer Windows Jan 07, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Jun, 2003 64 out of 100 64
Just Games Retro Windows Jun 17, 2013 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60 Macintosh Feb, 2005 3 out of 5 60
Netjak Windows Apr 21, 2003 6 out of 10 60
Thunderbolt Games Windows May 07, 2003 6 out of 10 60
IGN Windows Apr 03, 2003 5.5 out of 10 55
GameSpot Windows Apr 15, 2003 4.8 out of 10 48
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Windows May 29, 2003 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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Recommended? 9 AaronGamer (42)
Jun 08, 2011


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