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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
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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. PC Gamer
    79
    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. Cheat Code Central
    50
    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. GMR Magazine
    0
    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: 41 out of 75
  2. Negative: 15 out of 75
  1. Nov 21, 2016
    10
    This game is fun as **** You can piss on people, shoot their **** heads off, go on a limb chopping rampage. The humor style is unique, andThis game is fun as **** You can piss on people, shoot their **** heads off, go on a limb chopping rampage. The humor style is unique, and hilarious. With almost 20 different difficulties, it's something you might wanna play more than once. However, if you don't like black/dark humor, you should consider eating some dirt. Just a suggestion. This game is full of it, and man is it a breathe of fresh air in a world where everything is sacred and everyone's feelings are especially. The fact that the devs are still updating this game with new content in 2016 says a lot too. Just don't let anyone shoot you while your dick is hanging out. Umph, that's going to be sore tomorrow. Expand
  2. PsychoSid
    Apr 29, 2003
    10
    It is a crazy game that has all elements that guys look for.
  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. Feb 23, 2014
    8
    This game is almost 11 years old. When it came out it was looked upon as a very gory, bloody and violent game, 11 years later and it stillThis game is almost 11 years old. When it came out it was looked upon as a very gory, bloody and violent game, 11 years later and it still lives up to the name and even out-ranks a lot of other rated M games when it comes to violence.

    This is basically a joke sandbox game with wit at its center, and the jokes are still funny even though they are really old. People **** about the graphics need to stop suspecting everything to look like GTA 5 and realize this game is almost 11 years old and it is still profitable.

    The game has a story of basically running arons, but unlike most games it doesn't push you to do the main objective, you can explore all you want kill all you want and screw around all you want without having to worry about doing the missions.

    On Steam you can buy the game for 9 bucks, is it worth 9 bucks for a 11 year old game, maybe not but it is defiantly worth it on sale and if you have some extra money to spend.

    Overall a score of 8 is good for this game.
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  5. May 25, 2012
    7
    Es un juego entretenido, muy recomendable, desestresa muchísimo, se hace muy divertido jugarlo, creo que la nota de Metacritic, esEs un juego entretenido, muy recomendable, desestresa muchísimo, se hace muy divertido jugarlo, creo que la nota de Metacritic, es muy baja este juego merece un minimo de 6, porque la idea es muy original y divertida. Expand
  6. Rem
    Jul 21, 2015
    6
    Postal 2's black humor and insane violence at short bursts provide cathartic release while still being a relatively challenging experiencePostal 2's black humor and insane violence at short bursts provide cathartic release while still being a relatively challenging experience despite its numerous slogs through its uninspired open world that requires a loading screen every two minutes. While the warning at the beginning detailing offensive content is welcome, I found much of the humor in the game relatively lax compared to what conservatives have been telling me. Overall the game's pace is what keeps it from becoming enjoyable all the time since action is only available in setpieces, while you can cause mayhem in the open streets, much of it just devolves into pissing and killing people till you hit the next loading screen. And the Apocalypse Weekend portion of the game is so dragged out and stretched that I almost gave up on the game. The shooting mechanics work really well for the time and the weapons and their feel to use are on point despite the hit detection not always being on point. Postal 2 deserves its cult following but only because it parodies everything that wants to be politically correct, and I had good laughs while doing playing. 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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