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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 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. If you have a twisted sense of humor, if you hate cats and enjoy South Park, Beavis and Butthead, Jackass or any of those other guilty pleasures then you will certainly find plenty to smile about while exploring Paradise.
  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. If the controversial content isn't enough to turn off players, the game's annoying technical problems will. The length and frequency of load times between levels is the biggest problem.
  7. Until someone boxes up syphilis and tries to sell it at retail, Postal 2 is the worst product ever foisted upon consumers. [July 2003, p.90]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 52
  2. Negative: 9 out of 52
  1. Jun 17, 2014
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. B*** You got yourself a deal! This game is F****** great holy S*** i just S***ted my pants omg a giant D*** mascot in this game omg best GAME EVER!!!!!! ARRRRRRRRGHHHHHHHHHH!! Expand
  2. killer89
    Nov 26, 2007
    10
    When i played this for the first time, i was suspicious about it. I downloaded the patches from RWS-site and started playing. After i stopped playing, i watched the clock: jeez, i had played it over 8 hours! This game is so underestimated. It truly deserves 10/10 or 5/5. Expand
  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
    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. Jun 7, 2013
    8
    I really don't see why this game gets so much hate, On just bare bones this is a average "free roam" shooter, but its more then just the bare bones. Postal 2 contains some of the most offensive, but funny, humor. It is original and has loads of fun. There is countless times when I stick a cat on the end of my Shotgun, dressed as a Police Officer of course, and I just spray the hell outta Civies. Running With Scissors brought a masterpiece into the gaming world with over the top gore, Dark funny Humor, and giving us the option to do literally whatever the hell we want. Kicks Ass in my opinion Expand
  5. PookEatMe
    Apr 13, 2003
    7
    While not as interactive as I would have liked, Postal 2 is still a hell of a lot of fun. Guns, Crude humour, Cat Silencers and the like make for a very funny game. Yes, IGN lied their assholes off - The load times are NOT 2-3 minutes. What a tosser that Ivan Anushead is. Good : Physics, Pissing :), Humour Bad : Gore NOWHERE near as violent as I had inticipated. No leg and arm dismemberments with a shotgun??! Cmon, SOF 1 even had full body dismemberments - Lazy punks! Only so much you can do with the weapons, and after awhile the NPC's feel waaaay to fake. Wow, ANOTHER 'KICK ME' guy.. joy... Also had some NPC bumping problems, lol, they would get stuck running into eachother. Expand
  6. MikeM.
    Nov 28, 2006
    6
    Postal 2 isn't so much a "game" as a series of potentially amusing and entertaining set pieces. Potential being the operative word, as the enjoyment will vary by the individual. PETA fanatics, career protesters and limpwristed pansies will no doubt be outraged and horrified (when are they not?). The majority of (male) gamers who aren't on some radical fringe and are also fairly well-adjusted will surely find something to like about Postal 2. Setting a cat ablaze in the mall, and then finding that it has caused a chaotic flaming domino effect in the food court was relatively inventive and a nice break from the mostly repetetive goings-on. Technically, it's a hastily cobbled together sandbox-like mess, but the potential is there should RWS choose to go for a third try. If they do, I hope they try much harder next time. It's certainly no CBFD (that one was, and still is, a 10), and RWS is obviously no RARE (who is?). But to say it has absolutely no merit is being biased. 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 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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