Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Without a linear storyline to back it up, Share the Pain brings a limited amount of its humor to the multiplayer world.
  5. If you can manage to recognize its underlying tongue-in-cheek nature, Postal 2: Share the Pain can become much more fun to play and maybe even, dare we say, enjoy – at least for a time.
  6. The result isn't going to convince anyone who took Postal 2 the wrong way to give it a second chance, but it's a better game now than before, and those looking for some seriously lowbrow humor in first-person shooter form would likely get a kick out of it.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. The online multiplayer runs pretty smooth and the maps are very well designed, although not overwhelmingly eye-catching. Each level is also liberally littered with weapons and ammo so that you’re never at a loss for something to kill people with.
  10. 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.
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 174 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 45
  2. Negative: 6 out of 45
  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. Full Review »
  2. killer89
    Jan 29, 2008
    10
    Everyone loves violence, no matter if they reject it. This game provides a good way to reduce the fury and other shit. I won't recommend Everyone loves violence, no matter if they reject it. This game provides a good way to reduce the fury and other shit. I won't recommend this game for small kids, though. Overall: Gift for sadistic people, teaser for "jesus" people. Full Review »
  3. Nov 5, 2012
    10
    Postal 2 : Share the Pain is an upgraded Postal 2 which included multiplayer. This game is a classic and anyone with a good sense of humourPostal 2 : Share the Pain is an upgraded Postal 2 which included multiplayer. This game is a classic and anyone with a good sense of humour should give it a go. RWS has released 'Postal 2 Complete' on Steam which includes this title updated with widescreen support & the AW expansion. Well worth the few dollars to support RWS as they plan to offer updates as well. Full Review »