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  • Summary: Forget what you know about first person shooters. Walk a week in the Postal Dude?s shoes. Freely 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 orForget what you know about first person shooters. Walk a week in the Postal Dude?s shoes. Freely 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. And remember... it's only as violent as you are! [Running With Scissors] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 27
  2. Negative: 11 out of 27
  1. I can take points away from the game for many things, but none of these things really detract from the fun that you can have with this game. The game is about one thing, and one thing only - fun. And it delivers.
  2. PC Gamer
    79
    A nonstop tour de force of insulting insanity. And even though I should be disgusted by the potty humor and derogatory caricatures, I had a blast playing through it. [June 2003, p.74]
  3. The most hyper-violent game I’ve seen since "Soldier of Fortune." Intentionally ironic and satirical, Postal 2 picks up where its predecessor left off – as a game that, while highly controversial, is shitloads of fun.
  4. Cheat Code Central
    50
    You'll play Postal 2 for the novelty, but its junk food gaming at best. Bad for your body and mind and only used for the short high you'll experience while you notice your boredom level increasing after hour number 2.
  5. It’s best looked at as an extreme guilty pleasure. There’s plenty of obscene humor and over the top violence to be had, but not much else.
  6. With a little elbow grease and perhaps a dash of maturity, Postal 2 could've been a harrowing psychological tale of one man's collapsing psyche. Sort of like the movie "Falling Down" realized in an interactive 3D environment.
  7. GMR Magazine
    0
    Including a coin-op arcade game called "Fag Hunter" in the game world is not only not funny, it's disgusting and hateful. [July 2003, p.73]

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 18 out of 158
  1. Jun 9, 2022
    10
    It's a very good game. It's the only game I've finished over 10 times from start to finish. I regret nothing!
  2. Apr 28, 2018
    10
    easily the funniest and creative game ever and there is so much potential here like a game every 6 years just to make fun of every oneeasily the funniest and creative game ever and there is so much potential here like a game every 6 years just to make fun of every one feminists, gamers, flat earthers and rednecks Expand
  3. Jul 10, 2015
    10
    Leave any reservations at the door before playing Postal 2 and you're in for a good time. Cut people to pieces, light them on fire thenLeave any reservations at the door before playing Postal 2 and you're in for a good time. Cut people to pieces, light them on fire then urinate on them to exinguish the flames or stick a cat on the end of a shotgun and fire away. Or don't do any of this and just be a nice, normal citizen.

    In this game you're The Dude, going around doing things like collecting milk and a paycheck, but something always manages to go horribly wrong and you're forced to murder everyone in your near vicinity. It's like a poor man's Grand Theft Auto, without the driving, constant cinematics and only mimimal social commentary.

    Damn good fun for anyone who doesn't have a stick up their butt and the expansion packs and recent DLC are all great also.
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  4. May 19, 2018
    9
    One of the best games that exist (at least in my opinion)

    Funny , black mood, criticizes society and and it was very risky by the time it
    One of the best games that exist (at least in my opinion)

    Funny , black mood, criticizes society and and it was very risky by the time it came out.

    It is not a game that I recommend to everyone due the content, but if you like black mood this game is for you.
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  5. Jan 1, 2020
    8
    Good game for good people. I play in her since 7 years of my life and I don`t become monster or something else. Good protest game against allGood game for good people. I play in her since 7 years of my life and I don`t become monster or something else. Good protest game against all this **** "tolerancy notoxic comfortable society for all genders and bla bla bla". Expand
  6. Feb 3, 2022
    7
    Let me get this out of the way. I enjoy Postal 2. It's genuinely cathartic to play, has a great variety of weapons and areas to explore toLet me get this out of the way. I enjoy Postal 2. It's genuinely cathartic to play, has a great variety of weapons and areas to explore to find them, and ever-amusing dialogue from radio personality Rick Hunter as the Postal Dude, some of which I've repeated so often that it has become an identifying marker to my friends. It has benefited from continuous updates for over a decade, and now a new expansion. If only some "Triple-A" releases could say the same.

    The last time I played Postal 2 some years ago I was a much angrier person, and it resonated with me much more strongly. Now it makes me rather uncomfortable. There's shock value, and then there's Postal. It's disgusting, tasteless, and so South Park in it's morality that I'm sure are people out there who genuinely respect the Postal Dude and admire his sociopathic tendancies, wether they make him violent or not. Being hated is a common affliction, after all. Postal 2 is the game that loud-mouthed moral guardians complained about. It was made to mock, among many other things, Joe Lieberman's anti-violent videogame crusade in the 90s against games like Doom and the first Postal. Except that the first Postal, like its spiritual successor, Hatred, really IS a mass murder simulator. Hatred in particular, I hear, was made as a statement against art games and political correctness. Even Postal 2, which frames the Dude's adventure as an otherwise harmless week of daily chores (If you consider ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ on your dad's grave to be harmless), is difficult to get through without killing quite a number of people. At least you can limit it to people who shoot you first. As it is, some of the things you can do to the unsuspecting populace are just plain mean.

    The trouble is, the game's mere existence is an example of why a lot of people don't take this medium seriously. It's a relic of PC gaming's teenage years. Plenty of games are as, or even more violent without relishing in immaturity for the sake of it. For an example of this done better, go play Bulletstorm, which is more creative both with its combat mechanics and its profanity- though it of course lacks the sandbox nature of Postal. On the other hand, its less likely to make you hate yourself then, say Grand Theft Auto, where, oddly enough, the citizens are actually more pleasant. People forget that the word "correct" is part of the phrase "politically correct". Though I think "morally justifiable" is more accurate. And many of the actions one can take in Postal 2 simply aren't. If you have to preface your game with a warning that not only should you not do these things, but we don't advocate them, maybe you went overboard, eh? I should note here that I dislike most of Grand Theft Auto for the same reasons- well, that and the godawful controls. At least Postal 2 handles well.

    At some level, I'm playing right into the hands of Running with Scissors with a review like this. They knew exactly what they were doing when they made this game and this kind of negativity only boosted their sales, and It wouldn't have made it on to Steam without a combination of that negative press and fun gameplay, not to mention an unhealthy amount of respect from the **** kiddies and regressionists.

    I enjoyed playing Postal 2 a second time, but I can't honestly recommend it to anyone without the good judgement not to take it seriously. There are enough people in real life like the Postal Dude that it's become kind of a problem.
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  7. May 28, 2016
    0
    This is definitely one of the worst games I have ever played. I bought it when it was on sale for 0,99€ and I regretted it after 5 minutes.This is definitely one of the worst games I have ever played. I bought it when it was on sale for 0,99€ and I regretted it after 5 minutes. The graphics are worse than an average game of 1998 and the controls are terrible. It is really, really boring and you will ask yourself what you are doing after a couple of minutes. Expand

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