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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,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
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  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: 39 out of 47
  2. Negative: 6 out of 47
  1. Nov 20, 2011
    10
    Underrated, unadultered masterpiece! Running With Scissors title Postal 2 provides choice. You can play through without using any violence orUnderrated, 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. Sep 15, 2013
    10
    Simply awesome game and a breath of fresh air in this hysterically politically correct climate the world is in, the "critic rating" do differSimply awesome game and a breath of fresh air in this hysterically politically correct climate the world is in, the "critic rating" do differ allot from the user rating notice? well those critics are scared to upset their politically correct partners.. unzip your fly get your pipe stuffed and go postal Expand
  3. ZeroHour
    Feb 28, 2004
    10
    You all thought that gta vice city was violent, huh ?! Well this game is freaking uberc00l. But remember, its as violent as you are.
  4. Jan 7, 2013
    9
    This game is absolutely revolting and awful. This game should be as good as Postal the original but failed violently. The racism to MiddleThis game is absolutely revolting and awful. This game should be as good as Postal the original but failed violently. The racism to Middle Eastern makes this bad and really should not be sold. Another thing is the rude items making this, like i said REVOLTING! This game is terrible and is expressed in a way that makes this game look like a joke. Expand
  5. EuroGamer
    Sep 12, 2009
    9
    I am a big fan of this game, it's one of the most underrated and misunderstood games of all times. The single player is packed full ofI am a big fan of this game, it's one of the most underrated and misunderstood games of all times. The single player is packed full of cool features that admittedly you are unlikely to find without finding about about them on the internet, but just to give you some idea of the warped humor of the devs, you are piss on a doughnut, pick it up and place it somewhere you think a cop will walk to, then watch in amusement as he eats it and throws ups. The game is packed with interesting little mechanics like this.
    Sure, that
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  6. Nov 10, 2012
    8
    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 listPostal 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! :)
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  7. Jan 18, 2013
    0
    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 isthis 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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