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Postal²: Apocalypse Weekend (Windows)

Mature
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Misc
65
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Description

Apocalypse Weekend begins on the Saturday following the climactic Apocalypse at the end of Postal 2. As the shiftless Postal Dude bounces from one deadbeat mission-based job to another in order to earn enough money to buy back his repossessed dog and trailer home, he finds that his self-inflicted gunshot head-wound is causing him to have periodic visions of a bizarre, grotesque parallel universe where the walls are made of flesh and blood and where he comes under constant attack from mummified demonic children that look suspiciously like Gary Coleman. Could there be some connection between Postal Dude's visions, the evil video game publisher Whiptail Interactive, the recent mysterious mad-cow induced zombie outbreak, and the U.S. War on Terror? Has Postal Dude's brain trauma given him the ability to see the hidden machinations of some bovine Ultimate Evil attempting to bring about the very End of the World? Or is it just a bunch of random elements some pea-brained level designers strung together on a shoe-string budget? Only the Postal Dude can find the truth.

Apocalypse Weekend is the single player expansion pack for the controversial first-person murder simulator, Postal 2. Unlike the original Postal 2, which was a free-roaming, exploration-based game similar to the Grand Theft Auto series, Apocalypse Weekend is a linear, mission-based game that takes the player from one pre-set level to the next. Apocalypse Weekend is also much more combat-oriented than the original Postal 2, and unlike Postal 2 it is virtually impossible to complete the game without killing, as several of the game's later missions involve the Postal Dude running through narrow corridors while being bombarded by wave after wave of hostile machine-gun-wielding attackers.

Apocalypse Weekend features: 10 new "story-based" missions taking place across 20 new maps over the course of 2 days (Saturday and Sunday), culminating in a climactic battle for the very fate of humanity (aka an oddly out-of-place boss battle that even the game admits was apparently thrown in just for the heck of it).

3 new melee weapons: A machete, a sledgehammer, and a scythe, all of which are capable of killing enemies in a single hit and even of severing limbs and cutting enemies in half.

Several new enemies, including: Experimental Tazmanian Devil cats, homicidal Gary Coleman demons, and the ubiquitous Mad Cow Tourette zombies.

A new damage modeling system that allows you to dismember your enemies by hacking off their arms and legs.

Screenshots

Postal²: Apocalypse Weekend Windows Demon Colemans!!
Postal²: Apocalypse Weekend Windows Title screen
Postal²: Apocalypse Weekend Windows Don't want to play that...
Postal²: Apocalypse Weekend Windows Ooh ooh! I want to see Sperms of Endearment!

Alternate Titles

  • "Postal 2: Апокалипсис" -- Russian spelling
  • "Postal 2: رؤيا نبوئيّة نهاية أسبوع" -- Arabian spelling
  • "Postal 2: Week End" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

Different than Postal 2, but pretty good. Rekrul (51) 3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars

The Press Says

Gamers.at Jun 10, 2005 70 out of 100 70
GamersHell.com Jun 28, 2005 7 out of 10 70
Shooterplanet Jun 26, 2005 69 out of 100 69
7Wolf Magazine Sep 09, 2004 6.5 out of 10 65
Game Over Online Jun 21, 2005 60 out of 100 60
Gameguru Mania Jul 06, 2005 60 out of 100 60
G4 TV: X-Play Jul 04, 2005 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

Boss

The final boss is a zombified version of Mike Jaret-Schachter.

German index

On September 30, 2005, the English version of Postal 2: Apocalypse Weekend 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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Alan Chan (3597) added Postal²: Apocalypse Weekend (Windows) on Nov 14, 2005
Other platforms contributed by Sciere (252188)