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Postal² (Windows)

Mature
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
58
MobyRank
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3.0
MobyScore
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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 Protesters.  Gotta hate 'em.
Postal² Windows Using a cat as a silencer.  Isn't that delightfully evil?
Postal² Windows Damn that dog.  Is there enough of it?
Postal² Windows Welcome to Paradise.

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

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RWS teaches kids that killing is boring Zovni (9344) 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

Game Over Online Apr 07, 2003 80 out of 100 80
PC Gamer 2003 79 out of 100 79
GamersHell.com Apr 12, 2003 7.5 out of 10 75
Boomtown Jun 07, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Gameplay (Benelux) Jun, 2003 64 out of 100 64
Thunderbolt Games May 07, 2003 6 out of 10 60
Rebell.at Games May 29, 2003 6 out of 10 60
games xtreme May 07, 2003 4.5 out of 10 45
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) May 29, 2003 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jul, 2003 0 Stars0 Stars0 Stars0 Stars0 Stars 0

Forums

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

Trivia

Computer Gaming World gave this game a rating of 0 out of 5 stars. It's the first time CGW has given a 0 to a game.

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JPaterson (9143) added Postal² (Windows) on Apr 17, 2003
Other platforms contributed by Jeanne (75584)