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  • Summary: We'd like to express our sincere thanks and gratitude to the Honorable Senator Liebermann of Connecticut for including POSTAL in his list of the three worst things in America. First place went to POSTAL, second place was Marylin Manson, and third place went to Calvin Klein underwear ads. [Ripcord]
  • Developer: Running With Scissors
  • Genre(s): Action, Shooter, General, Shooter, Third-Person, Shoot-'Em-Up, Modern, Top-Down
  • # of players: Up to 16
  • Cheats: On GameFAQs
  • Rating: M
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  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. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 50
    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.
  7. But stripped of its hype, what's most shocking about the game is its mediocrity.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 25
  2. Negative: 6 out of 25
  1. Mar 10, 2018
    10
    Es obvio que alguien que ha nacido 20 años despues de la aparición de Postal no entenderá lo que supuso en su día este juego, gore, agresivo,Es obvio que alguien que ha nacido 20 años despues de la aparición de Postal no entenderá lo que supuso en su día este juego, gore, agresivo, anarquista, antitodo, irrespetuoso y ateo, el demonio hecho persona, un loco armado que siembra el caos en los diferentes escenarios, con armas muy dispares, novedosas, y con lugares secretos. Diferentes niveles de dificultad y modos de juego. Es obvio que a un niño de teta no le guste este juego, pero es que es de 1997, no de ayer. En su día fue todo un logro, yo lo tengo original, además de haber jugado a toda la saga, y este me parece el más original sin duda. Expand
  2. AnonymousMC
    Jul 11, 2007
    10
    The game is very good and entertaining. You can simply do what you cannot do in real life. Well, not if you're insane anyway. A commentThe game is very good and entertaining. You can simply do what you cannot do in real life. Well, not if you're insane anyway. A comment on Shawn's comment. You don't have to kill everything that moves. You just need to kill the hostile ones and move through the levels. There is a number of hostile people, the game just gives you the choice of who to kill. If you want to be a lunatic, you can be one by killing everything. I've got only one complaint about this game.
    It's just too short for me.
    All in all, it is a very good game that was extremely underrated because of "excessive violence" as the law dogs would call it, when games like Grand Theft Auto go off easy and even get 85 to 100 on some sites. Hypocrisy at it's best.
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  3. 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... Expand
  4. Jan 23, 2021
    8
    Bastante violento, mas divertido. Bom pra passar o tempo. Apesar de que deveria ter conseguido 3 conquistas que o jogo não me deu.
  5. Oct 2, 2013
    7
    And so it begins.....

    This is Postal, a game that offends, because it's made to offend. And the point of the game....the title says it all.
    And so it begins.....

    This is Postal, a game that offends, because it's made to offend. And the point of the game....the title says it all. You play as The Postal Dude, a man who's gone postal for an unknown reason. Maybe he's gotten tired of his run-of-the-mill life and just took off like a rocket? Who knows, but he knows how to make a hell of a scene. The gameplay is fun and simple: you run around and kill people. The game gives you a variety of weapons to choose from and gives you lots of bloody fun, but it's best played in short bursts. This game is very repetitive and you might get bored after an hour or so. The controls are okay, but easier if you map them out yourself(The "suicide" key is especially fun to use).But it would be much better to use a mouse to play, but I got used to it quickly(It's like Resident Evil). While playing the game, you will encounter some offensive comments and last words before NPCs die (like: "Can someone find my ear?" and "Please kill me"), naked people and an ostrich. This game is not for the easily offended and for some, you'll have a blast playing this game. It's definitely worth a try at least.
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  6. Jul 13, 2020
    5
    There's not much to say about this game. It's a simple shooter game with not much substance. I would never call this a classic but it's stillThere's not much to say about this game. It's a simple shooter game with not much substance. I would never call this a classic but it's still interesting if you're into old PC shooters. Just don't go expecting much besides a burst of fun. The second game is better. Expand
  7. Sep 23, 2012
    0
    The worst game I ever saw. Seriously I do not understand people who like this kind of games. Probably they have very twisted sense of humor...........

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