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Postal² (Windows)

Mature
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
58
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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 Postal Dude hates fat people...
Postal² Windows Wow.  The shovel REALLY is a powerful weapon.  Serves those cops right.
Postal² Windows Gotta buy some milk.
Postal² Windows Give a dog a bone.  Well, a few bones, and they will protect you.

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Catharsis in a box. Kadath Bird (706) 3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars
RWS teaches kids that killing is boring Zovni (9355) 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

The Press Says

PC Gamer 2003 79 out of 100 79
RealGamer Jan 07, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Boomtown Jun 07, 2003 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
IGN Apr 03, 2003 5.5 out of 10 55
games xtreme May 07, 2003 4.5 out of 10 45
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Apr 23, 2003 44 out of 100 44
Factornews Apr 22, 2003 3 out of 10 30
Play.tm May 20, 2003 18 out of 100 18

Forums

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Recommended? 9 AaronGamer (42)
Jun 08, 2011

Trivia

According to a news report, the developer, Running With Scissors, actually had to remove some content, otherwise it would've gotten an AO (Adults Only) rating.

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JPaterson (9147) added Postal² (Windows) on Apr 17, 2003
Other platforms contributed by Jeanne (75620)