Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. The selling point of Postal is still its best feature - unabashed anarchy and a willingness to go where other games haven't. The gameplay is average; really no new ground is broken, and at its core this is just arcade style action. But the fact remains that Postal has upped the ante as far as what is accepted in the mainstream gaming world.
  2. The lack of longevity in the single-player mode and the simplistic multiplayer options make Postal a moderately fun ride, at best.
  3. Postal rates a 64 for disappointing gameplay and general bad judgment in setting the game's focus on the shock value rather than on anything substantial or creative, and for wasting the obvious artistic talents of Postal's designers.
  4. A middle-of-the-road little action shooter -- nothing more, nothing less. It has enough charm to make it kind of fun, and enough senseless violence to leave an impression, but that's about it.
  5. The moaning and suffering of hit civilians can be quite disturbing in their realism, as are the fire effects and animations. While the graphics fail to evoke the surreal atmosphere that was intended, the sound plays its part superbly.
  6. Featuring inhumane, cold blooded killing and no purpose other than to lay waste to as many fellow human beings as possible, Postal truly stands in a zone of its own – a killing zone.
  7. But stripped of its hype, what's most shocking about the game is its mediocrity.
User Score
6.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 51 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 5 out of 15
  1. charliebeadles
    Mar 12, 2008
    10
    okay people... you have to look at how to see games.. you dont have to look at the graphics or quality.. its how u like to play games.. andokay people... you have to look at how to see games.. you dont have to look at the graphics or quality.. its how u like to play games.. and how you love games.. i think this game is kick ass.. why? because nobody else has the balls to make a game so funny and mean... Full Review »
  2. Dec 26, 2012
    8
    Although being VERY, but i mean VERY repetitive, it's a game that you don't see everyday..... if you're angry with something on your day, justAlthough being VERY, but i mean VERY repetitive, it's a game that you don't see everyday..... if you're angry with something on your day, just sit down, and play POSTAL, you'll not be missed by it

    Even though the controls MUST be customized in order to play, the action is completely non-stopping, the siren sounds playing on the level and the disturbing psychological messages are just some nostalgic things that you'll never forget in a game.
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  3. Nov 20, 2011
    10
    Isometric, mindless shooter. Very fun. Running With Scissors 1997 videogame is very fun allowing you to do whatever you please. This game isIsometric, mindless shooter. Very fun. Running With Scissors 1997 videogame is very fun allowing you to do whatever you please. This game is fantastic. Full Review »