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  • Summary: Forget what you know about first person shooters. Walk a week in the Postal Dude?s shoes. Freely explore full 3-D open ended environments. Interact with over 100 unique NPC's including Gary Coleman, marching bands, dogs, cats and elephants, protesters, policemen and civilians, with orForget what you know about first person shooters. Walk a week in the Postal Dude?s shoes. Freely explore full 3-D open ended environments. Interact with over 100 unique NPC's including Gary Coleman, marching bands, dogs, cats and elephants, protesters, policemen and civilians, with or without weapons. POSTAL 2 is all about choice; experiment with everyone and everything. And remember... it's only as violent as you are! [Running With Scissors] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 27
  2. Negative: 11 out of 27
  1. I can take points away from the game for many things, but none of these things really detract from the fun that you can have with this game. The game is about one thing, and one thing only - fun. And it delivers.
  2. A nonstop tour de force of insulting insanity. And even though I should be disgusted by the potty humor and derogatory caricatures, I had a blast playing through it. [June 2003, p.74]
  3. The most hyper-violent game I’ve seen since "Soldier of Fortune." Intentionally ironic and satirical, Postal 2 picks up where its predecessor left off – as a game that, while highly controversial, is shitloads of fun.
  4. You'll play Postal 2 for the novelty, but its junk food gaming at best. Bad for your body and mind and only used for the short high you'll experience while you notice your boredom level increasing after hour number 2.
  5. It’s best looked at as an extreme guilty pleasure. There’s plenty of obscene humor and over the top violence to be had, but not much else.
  6. With a little elbow grease and perhaps a dash of maturity, Postal 2 could've been a harrowing psychological tale of one man's collapsing psyche. Sort of like the movie "Falling Down" realized in an interactive 3D environment.
  7. Including a coin-op arcade game called "Fag Hunter" in the game world is not only not funny, it's disgusting and hateful. [July 2003, p.73]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 58
  2. Negative: 11 out of 58
  1. Nov 27, 2013
    10
    This game is extremely fun. I respect the developers for designing the game and not caring what people say about it. I enjoyed the solo betterThis game is extremely fun. I respect the developers for designing the game and not caring what people say about it. I enjoyed the solo better than the multiplayer but, both were fun. Expand
  2. MemeM.
    Jul 18, 2003
    10
    Awesome game.
  3. DavidAllan
    Dec 27, 2008
    10
    Postal 2...

    What can I say...the game kicks ass... Yes, it is very controversial...but that is what makes it so damn fun...I mean you
    Postal 2...

    What can I say...the game kicks ass...

    Yes, it is very controversial...but that is what makes it so damn fun...I mean you can literally do anything...and well those who say it is sluggish or slow in gameplay obviously played it for what may have been like 10 minutes and didnt like all the badass cliche jokes that are in the game...hence they cut it off and came here to make a terrible review on what they experienced...

    I can say that if you know sumone insane dont let them play the game unless it helps to prevent them from doing anything bad in real life...

    Now those that say this is like GTA...are right yet wrong...it is like GTA in its free roaming way...but GTA isnt as fun or gory or all out let you do anything game...

    This game will keep you on the edge of your seat the entire ride...and well yes there is Multiplayer now...and it too is not perfect...it seems that the ingame server browser miscalculates the ping sorta like steam's server browser that you can use before entering a game...so yea...for example it may say that you get like 117 ping on a server but when you join you can really have like half of that...so yea...

    The MP also is just as controversial as the SP is so watch out and you have to allow foul language from others to not offend you that much because it is there and will be used...

    The graphix people say are not that good but for the Unreal engine they are actually all pretty tight and nice to view...so yea...

    Now go and blast away your boss and set the army on fire and well if they run towards you and set you on fire...just pee on your self...but be careful not to piss on your self for too long or you may swallow sum...
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  4. Dave
    Apr 18, 2003
    8
    It's a great game. It (gameplay) will however wear off. I think though most will go back from time to time to "go postal" after a hard It's a great game. It (gameplay) will however wear off. I think though most will go back from time to time to "go postal" after a hard day's work. That's what this game is about. A release if you want. You don't have to kill anyone and why sometimes you just can't help yourself. I love the idea. Do simple chores and if you want "go postal". The game is just everday life with your wicked twist. The dialog will leave you speechless. Which by the way is a good thing. After you lay a couple of people to rest you may have a smart ass remark. It's a pull from Duke Nukem but done better. The "dude" is such a hardass that it reminds me of "Ash" on Army of Darkness. One tacky and unrelated "feature" to the game is the ablity to pee. Yep, you can pee on people. It's funny but get's old quick. The people react the same. Scream if your "thingie" is to close to them, or laugh if your afar. The technology in the game is okay. It's NOT a programming master peice on the tech side. It is however on the "senario/gameplay" side. There are a few bugs here and there but nothing annoying. You get stuck everyonce in a while but they programmed a way out. The game will actually see that your stuck and move you out. Cool feature. Graphics are not that great and for some reason they need a great system. It's more like the overhead of the Unreal 2 engine than the actual graphics used in the game. Which is a shame. I think the game could have been done in Quake3 engine with better results. However I am sure due to price the Unreal engine was the best choice *They are constantly in court with The US Postal Service for trademark infriengments. I think this game deserves a spot in history. The spot would be displayed in the United States Congress chamber. It would be taunting them and laughing while saying "You ban me, and I will go Postal on your ass" ----Dave Expand
  5. Mar 8, 2013
    7
    I highly doubt this game really is as offensive as it was made out to be. It's only that games rarely are expressive beyond social protocol.I highly doubt this game really is as offensive as it was made out to be. It's only that games rarely are expressive beyond social protocol.
    If not ,excessive violence, mild sex and language is used.

    This is the only game to really express humour as is with no apology and I am thankful for it.
    Mostly because more games should take more risk in being an art form and not a generic,

    This doesn't mean that all games have to be ridiculous. However there has been few games that have been made regardless of who will like it.

    Thank you for postal 2.
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  6. AWG
    Aug 1, 2013
    6
    Yeah, not very funny. I never laughed or felt like I was being entertained, more like I was wasting some of my time instead. Some randomYeah, not very funny. I never laughed or felt like I was being entertained, more like I was wasting some of my time instead. Some random violence is always welcome in videogames but another thing being highly welcome is not being force to wait 10-to-15 seconds every time you change location. Aside this the graphics is terrible (even for a 2003 games) and the jokes are not as witty as they'd want. Meh. Expand
  7. Jun 14, 2014
    0
    I don't like how the game is in single player it's too buggy and has no point to it. Also MP is the most crappiest implantation of MP I haveI don't like how the game is in single player it's too buggy and has no point to it. Also MP is the most crappiest implantation of MP I have ever seen if my friend never bought me this game I would never have bought this, furthermore, some people on their forms are arrogant rude and down right disrespectful they have no respect also have a very unpolished game full of nonsense you can find a better buy for $9.99 Don't buy this hunk of junk stay away it only has SP, and Mp sucks cause its buggy and based on UT2003 engine the very oldest version of UT2003, and they are not fixing it at all and don't care just as bad as Nexuiz. Well, if they can't update the engine and net code so this is less buggy, then they should drop the price so not worth any cash above $5. by the way the movie was better no joke. Expand

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