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Postal²

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Platforms
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 I don't think attacking her would be the wisest choice.
Postal² Windows The easiest way to extinguish yourself; pee on the ceiling, and let it fall back on you.  Fire out!
Postal² Windows Geez, what did this guy eat?
Postal² Windows All that killing caused me to have an accident.  Oops!

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 (712)
RWS teaches kids that killing is boring Windows Zovni (9367)
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 industry News (GiN) Windows Apr 27, 2003 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Game Chronicles Windows May 31, 2003 7.1 out of 10 71
ActionTrip Windows Apr 09, 2003 7.1 out of 10 71
Shooterplanet Windows Dec 18, 2003 68 out of 100 68
JeuxMac.com Macintosh Feb, 2005 3 out of 5 60
Just Games Retro Windows Jun 17, 2013 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
IGN Windows Apr 03, 2003 5.5 out of 10 55
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Windows Apr 22, 2003 50 out of 100 50
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Windows Apr 23, 2003 44 out of 100 44
PC Zone Benelux Windows Jun, 2003 42 out of 100 42

Forums

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

Trivia

Banned in New Zealand as of November 24, 2004.

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