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  • Summary: POSTAL 2: Share The Pain combines the complete, enhanced POSTAL 2 single player game with the brand new multiplayer Share The Pain gameplay! 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. Also includes 14 multiplayer levels: SNATCH: Fight for the fabulous Postal Babes! Snatch the enemy babe and score! GRAB: Battle to collect all 10 bags, each bag makes you stronger! DEATHMATCH: Chose from 25 characters including Gary Coleman and Osama. TEAM DEATHMATCH: 19 insane teams including Team Taliban and The Gimps. [Running With Scissors] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. The enhancements to the single player game are certainly a huge improvement and the multiplayer modes are reasonably fun although you might have trouble finding other people to play with or against.
  2. A game that should be reviled and admired at the same time. I kept wanting to despise the game but found myself playing it more and more.
  3. Without a linear storyline to back it up, Share the Pain brings a limited amount of its humor to the multiplayer world.
  4. As an FPS it's fun for a while with some entertaining quirks here and there but not enough to keep you interested all the way through.
  5. 56
    The multiplayer gameplay is just as half-baked on a gameplay level as the single-player, making Share the Pain good for some temporary novelty diversion, but not much more. If you were truly a fan of Postal 2, then you'll probably get a kick out of this.
  6. If you see a copy in a bargain bin someplace for less than $10 and you like FPS games, you might want to give it a try. Just watch out for those sadistic rednecks and their gimp suit.
  7. Once you get past the uber-violent novelty of killing innocent civilians with everything from Molotov cocktails to weapons of mass destruction, you'll find the gameplay rather repetitive and shallow.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 42
  2. Negative: 6 out of 42
  1. Nov 20, 2011
    Underrated, unadultered masterpiece! Running With Scissors title Postal 2 provides choice. You can play through without using any violence or be as violent as you want. Expand
  2. Nov 15, 2012
    Great game !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Expand
  3. Oct 28, 2013
    So far I haven't seen anything to warrant giving this title less than a ten so I don't get the bad critic reviews. The graphics are impressive, the city you live in is detailed, the people who go about their daily lives will interact with each other, talk, or start shooting. It really is like an early GTA prototype. You can really explore the place too, enter properties to steal etc. It's satisfyingly gory, with plenty of blood and rolling heads and there's a tasty array of weapons. And that's just the single player. The game seems perfectly made for multiplayer, with enough maps etc. Love this game to bits Expand
  4. Nov 10, 2012
    Postal 2 features a single player campaign, on 5 days (Plus 2 with Apocalypse Weekend extension), on which for each day you have a task list to complete. For instance, your first task will be to go get some milk, and then you have the choice to pay... or not. And not let any people see you rob. And add dark humor on it, and oh well, some nice memorable moments may happen x)

    It also have a multiplayer mode with several games modes, the usual ones (DM, TDM), and a kind of CTF called Snatch (Replace the flags with girls :P).

    Also, this game has great mods, which has been included in the Fudge Pack: A Week in Paradise (Fusion of STP and AW), so you have the whole week and the additions of the extension available for the 5 first days; And Eternal Damnation. One of the best zombie mod I've seen and played.

    And the best? The game, if Valve is OK, will feature achievements, content update (See Resurrection Studios forums), and Workshop.

    I rate it 8 for the soundtrack, voice acting, level design (Poor interiors, but the content update, judging by actual build screenshots, will change a lot), and the fact this game is a pure madness. I agree a bit with Negeren about the price, but well, Steam features sells at several moments of the year, so it's not a big deal to wait a bit :P The most important is to have an active community behind, and the proof is the fact the game has been Greenlit. Don't underestimate this jewel, it is unique, just check YouTube or Xfire! :)
  5. Jan 15, 2013
    One of the few games that actually lets you make choices! Truly open ended missions not just how you want but when you want in a living open world. Still discovering things after countless play through's. Constant load times transitioning to different area's hold this game back, otherwise a great game. Expand
  6. CLS
    Jan 9, 2014
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Postal 2...the game where almost every button of your morality will be pushed to its limits. The game wherein you play as a dude whose simple errands become a life-or-death situation. From cashing your paycheck to getting Napalm, everything goes to hell for no apparent reason.

    The game also offers a diverse cast of characters: They range from corrupt policemen, terrorists from Taliban, irate pedestrians, killer concern groups and even a guest appearance by the late Gary Coleman. So how do you deal with these kinds of people? Will you tolerate them or will you finally stand up for yourself and murder them?

    "Creative killing" is applied here. Pour gasoline on people, light them up then pee on them for maximum humiliation. Taze them, blow their heads off, snipe them off, inflict them with anthrax, the list goes on and on...

    This is not a game for everyone. So for the easily offended, don't bother playing this because Postal 2 delivers offensive content like no other. For those who wouldn't mind...then by all means play this game!

    REVIEWER'S NOTE: POSTAL 2 has been updated further as of this date (1/9/2014), thanks to the efforts of the RWS staff.
  7. Jan 18, 2013
    this game is very bad and i wasted my money i wish steam gave refunds because i feel ripped off do not buy this is the reason the usa is investigating gun violence because this stupid game promotes murder 24/7 Expand

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