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Postal (Windows)

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Written by  :  Horny-Bullant (56)
Written on  :  Nov 25, 2003
Platform  :  Windows
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Summary

The screams of the damned

The Good

Okay it might sound a little disturbed, but I really did enjoy the shooting of innocent people and when they fell on the ground running up to them and finishing them off. The sounds in this game where really....well....quite disturbing actually but that is what they are meant to be and so this game does its job well. Like when you shoot one of the female cops and she is crawling around on the ground saying "help me" and "I cant breathe" and then you have your character having a good old laugh about it, this is the stuff that makes up a really good atmosphere for a psycho killer game. Even though the game can get repetitive at times and you might even get sick of shooting rockets at civilians or throwing moltov cocktails at cops, it is still fun to every now and then to go around your home town spilling blood (in the game.) The arsenal you get in the game is not that extensive, but there are weapons that get the job done and they are also fun to use (especially the mines). The difficulty of Postal can get very hard. If I remember correctly the last level is a military base and saying that in itself should make you realize how hard that damn level can be. Running around with your little machine gun while all these military boys have ago at you can get pretty hard at times. The levels in Postal are great, they range from your hometown, to truckstops to as I said before military bases so there is allot of variety in the levels which the "missions" take place. There are also little mini-games that you can play if you get bored of the real game. In most of them you do things like see how many ostriches you can kill in a certain time limit etc.

The Bad

Even though the levels vary allot there is still only one thing to do..kill. This gets a bit boring after awhile and even though the levels do get very hard the only thing that makes them harder is because there are more enemy's.

The Bottom Line

If you like games that have mindless violence which I think all of us do =) then you will like this game. And even though the game says that it should only be played by 18 and over I think that the game should really only be 15+.