Postal² (Windows)

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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 Using a cat as a silencer.  Isn't that delightfully evil?
Postal² Windows I don't think attacking her would be the wisest choice.
Postal² Windows The bank is being robbed!  Should I kill them or help them?

Promo Images

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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 (9307) 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
I regret nothing Tony Denis (282) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars

Critic Reviews

Game Over Online Apr 07, 2003 80 out of 100 80
GamersHell.com Apr 12, 2003 7.5 out of 10 75
ActionTrip Apr 09, 2003 7.1 out of 10 71
Shooterplanet Dec 18, 2003 68 out of 100 68
Gameplay (Benelux) Jun, 2003 64 out of 100 64
Withingames May 03, 2003 3 out of 5 60
IGN Apr 03, 2003 5.5 out of 10 55
PC Zone Benelux Jun, 2003 42 out of 100 42
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) May 29, 2003 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Factornews Apr 22, 2003 3 out of 10 30

Forums

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

Trivia

On July 31, 2003, Postal 2 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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JPaterson (9101) added Postal² (Windows) on Apr 17, 2003
Other platforms contributed by Jeanne (75356)