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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: 35 out of 47
  2. Negative: 6 out of 47
  1. Sep 25, 2012
    10
    Funniest game ever! Everything here is perfect fun! The only problem I see in the game is the AI. The Nonplayable characters in this game act very strange. Other than that, you have an extremely fun game that will consume hours of your time. Expand
  2. Oct 29, 2012
    10
    A greatest game ever. Not for every people, and not for modern children, but very fun! The most original game ever made. It`s better than Duke Nukem, and more funny than Serious Sam. I love this game 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. Mar 22, 2012
    7
    i`m a little bit love this game because its like GTA to the First Person Shooters and it was funny game,but well its a controversy game because there are Osama Bin Laden on this game lol.... Expand
  6. Jan 31, 2013
    7
    Postal 2... can't be explained, must be experienced. The self-irony RWS put into this is amazing. This game is so bad that it becomes absolutely hilarious to play. A really fun game. Cant really be compared to any other game. Its a game in its own rights. Expand
  7. BenjaminM.
    Aug 15, 2003
    1
    Hey! This is a terrible game! It's like Conker's Bad Fur Day, except not funny and not fun. So basically, it's nothing like CBFD. The score you give this game is inversely porportional to your IQ. Idiots. Expand

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