Postal² (Windows)

Mature
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Gameplay
Narrative
58
Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.0
User Score
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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 These signs appear when your about to enter an area that needs to load.
Postal² Windows Wow, the shovel is pretty powerful.  Took that protester's head off.
Postal² Windows Your map is automatically marked and updated, and shows your current errands.
Postal² Windows This is one line I will NOT wait in.

Alternate Titles

  • "喋血街头2" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Postal 2" -- Alternative spelling

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User Reviews

Catharsis in a box. Kaddy B. (758) 3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars
RWS teaches kids that killing is boring Zovni (9314) 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars
Don't judge the game yet...there's fun to be had! MojoHelperMonkey (39) 3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars
Not actually BAD...but it tries too hard... Mr. Me (36) 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars

Critic Reviews

Game industry News (GiN) Apr 27, 2003 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
ComputerGames.ro May 08, 2003 82 out of 100 82
GamersHell.com Apr 12, 2003 7.5 out of 10 75
RealGamer Jan 07, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Worth Playing Apr 27, 2003 6.2 out of 10 62
Thunderbolt Games May 07, 2003 6 out of 10 60
Just Games Retro Jun 17, 2013 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Apr 22, 2003 50 out of 100 50
PC Zone Benelux Jun, 2003 42 out of 100 42
Factornews Apr 22, 2003 3 out of 10 30

Forums

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

Trivia

The Black Eyed Peas video Where's the Love contains footage of Postal², showing the children playing the game.

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JPaterson (9103) added Postal² (Windows) on Apr 17, 2003
Other platforms contributed by Jeanne (75412)