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Mixed or average reviews- based on 57 Ratings

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  • Summary: We'd like to express our sincere thanks and gratitude to the Honorable Senator Liebermann of Connecticut for including POSTAL in his list of the three worst things in America. First place went to POSTAL, second place was Marylin Manson, and third place went to Calvin Klein underwear ads. [Ripcord]
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  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. The selling point of Postal is still its best feature - unabashed anarchy and a willingness to go where other games haven't. The gameplay is average; really no new ground is broken, and at its core this is just arcade style action. But the fact remains that Postal has upped the ante as far as what is accepted in the mainstream gaming world.
  2. The lack of longevity in the single-player mode and the simplistic multiplayer options make Postal a moderately fun ride, at best.
  3. Postal rates a 64 for disappointing gameplay and general bad judgment in setting the game's focus on the shock value rather than on anything substantial or creative, and for wasting the obvious artistic talents of Postal's designers.
  4. Featuring inhumane, cold blooded killing and no purpose other than to lay waste to as many fellow human beings as possible, Postal truly stands in a zone of its own – a killing zone.
  5. A middle-of-the-road little action shooter -- nothing more, nothing less. It has enough charm to make it kind of fun, and enough senseless violence to leave an impression, but that's about it.
  6. The moaning and suffering of hit civilians can be quite disturbing in their realism, as are the fire effects and animations. While the graphics fail to evoke the surreal atmosphere that was intended, the sound plays its part superbly.
  7. But stripped of its hype, what's most shocking about the game is its mediocrity.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 5 out of 16
  1. charliebeadles
    Mar 12, 2008
    10
    okay people... you have to look at how to see games.. you dont have to look at the graphics or quality.. its how u like to play games.. andokay people... you have to look at how to see games.. you dont have to look at the graphics or quality.. its how u like to play games.. and how you love games.. i think this game is kick ass.. why? because nobody else has the balls to make a game so funny and mean... Expand
  2. [Anonymous]
    Apr 30, 2004
    10
    It is good.
  3. SomePostalfan
    May 13, 2008
    10
    it is a classic and a different point of view. I had really really fun when i played it and even much more fun with the second one and theit is a classic and a different point of view. I had really really fun when i played it and even much more fun with the second one and the points are low because its "politically incorrect" which actually is the best part of it because if you can make fun of such stuff and if everybody makes fun of this stuff than the people who are causing this problems sooner or later will see that what they do is just ridiciolus. Userrating 7.6 critics raiting 56. that means either the critics are biased or the "people" who buy and play this game have a shit of taste and they should read more gamecritics to so they can learn what "good" taste is. Sad just sad. Expand
  4. Nov 5, 2012
    7
    I can't appreciate this game as much as Postal 2 because I didn't play it as it came out. By the time I did play it Postal 2 was already outI can't appreciate this game as much as Postal 2 because I didn't play it as it came out. By the time I did play it Postal 2 was already out and was more appealing to me. Although it does have it's charm as an older game, I reckon it would work nicely as an Android game. Expand
  5. ShawnH.
    Nov 21, 2005
    7
    Its been years since I played this game, but I still remember having a good time playing it. No brain surgery here, you simply kill every Its been years since I played this game, but I still remember having a good time playing it. No brain surgery here, you simply kill every person that moves. The game is played from an isometric view, and the graphics were good for its time. If you're looking for an old school game that only requires twitchy fingers, then this is the one for you. Expand
  6. Mar 4, 2013
    3
    The game is severely hindered by terrible controls. Play the sequel, Postal 2, instead. It has a much wider fanbase and fan support, alongThe game is severely hindered by terrible controls. Play the sequel, Postal 2, instead. It has a much wider fanbase and fan support, along with 3d environments, a wide amount of weapons, and a great sense of humor. Expand
  7. Sep 23, 2012
    0
    The worst game I ever saw. Seriously I do not understand people who like this kind of games. Probably they have very twisted sense of humor...........

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