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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. Positive: 65 out of 104
  2. Negative: 15 out of 104
  1. Dec 16, 2019
    10
    Amazing game, thought i'd write a review 'cause of PC gamers joke of an article about how bad it is.
  2. May 23, 2018
    10
    This game is just instantly classic and a joy to play, of course it seems a little dated (Unreal Engine 2) But it has a dev who, unlike otherThis game is just instantly classic and a joy to play, of course it seems a little dated (Unreal Engine 2) But it has a dev who, unlike other certain developers, actually continue to support a game which they created over 10 years ago

    Also Postal Dudes voice actor is just so good.

    Also all the avengers die in Infinity War, you're welcome
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  3. DavidAllan
    Dec 27, 2008
    10
    Postal 2...

    What can I say...the game kicks ass... Yes, it is very controversial...but that is what makes it so damn fun...I mean you
    Postal 2...

    What can I say...the game kicks ass...

    Yes, it is very controversial...but that is what makes it so damn fun...I mean you can literally do anything...and well those who say it is sluggish or slow in gameplay obviously played it for what may have been like 10 minutes and didnt like all the badass cliche jokes that are in the game...hence they cut it off and came here to make a terrible review on what they experienced...

    I can say that if you know sumone insane dont let them play the game unless it helps to prevent them from doing anything bad in real life...

    Now those that say this is like GTA...are right yet wrong...it is like GTA in its free roaming way...but GTA isnt as fun or gory or all out let you do anything game...

    This game will keep you on the edge of your seat the entire ride...and well yes there is Multiplayer now...and it too is not perfect...it seems that the ingame server browser miscalculates the ping sorta like steam's server browser that you can use before entering a game...so yea...for example it may say that you get like 117 ping on a server but when you join you can really have like half of that...so yea...

    The MP also is just as controversial as the SP is so watch out and you have to allow foul language from others to not offend you that much because it is there and will be used...

    The graphix people say are not that good but for the Unreal engine they are actually all pretty tight and nice to view...so yea...

    Now go and blast away your boss and set the army on fire and well if they run towards you and set you on fire...just pee on your self...but be careful not to piss on your self for too long or you may swallow sum...
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  4. Reid
    Mar 18, 2008
    8
    Honestly, the first time you sit down to play Postal 2, you should take things with a grain of salt. Its gameplay is completely average -- butHonestly, the first time you sit down to play Postal 2, you should take things with a grain of salt. Its gameplay is completely average -- but its sense of humor and irreverence is something unequaled. You get to fight Gary Coleman. You get to use cats as a machine gun silencer. You can urinate on people. Come on.

    By now, Postal 2 is probably available in the bargain bin for $10. It's worth a shot.
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  5. May 31, 2012
    7
    While certainly the older I got, the more my tastes in video games became more refined, I honestly never changed my mind so much about thisWhile certainly the older I got, the more my tastes in video games became more refined, I honestly never changed my mind so much about this game, even after playing widely acclaimed games such as Portal 2, being introduced to the magnificent world of indie games development and understanding what a real good game is. Postal 2 might fail for matters such as the graphics or the cheesy in-game references to the authors of the game (I'm talking about the various cameos of Vince Desi and the totally random Mike J as the final boss of Apocalypse Weekend), or even the grotesque and trashy sense of humor that seems to be only half ironical and self aware, but... it's fun! And I find this aspect to be seriously underrated by both official reviews and user made ones. It is also not often mentioned and quite noteworthy how the expansion Apocalypse Weekend and modding (in particular a very big mod called AWP made by a certain Kamek) really bring the game to a whole new level of addictiveness and gore for those who are into it, but it's mostly there for the laughs and the sake of exaggeration, don't get too offended for that, of all the possible dumb people who thought at that time that lame "kill Bin Laden" jokes could be funny (and subsequently made flash games and poor parodies about it) and people who think self-insertions are a good idea, these guys were probably the best ones. The result is a good game with some minor **** stains. Hell, it has Gary Coleman and tazmanian cats as gun silencers! Also... piss? (Oh, and by the way the AIs in this game are actually better than plenty of stupidly made AIs from much more famous games such as Skyrim, not much of a point but still worth mentioning) Expand
  6. Dec 21, 2015
    7
    The game is fun for the first few hours, then for me I just got tired of it.
    The game play is fun, filled with funny (but semi-repetitive)
    The game is fun for the first few hours, then for me I just got tired of it.
    The game play is fun, filled with funny (but semi-repetitive) jokes, a lot of weapons and even a multi-player mode (Doesn't work on my OS so I couldn't get it to run). Not to mention load zones. Load zones are absolute hell because one area will have none but the next will have one for every house. I would be okay with this if they weren't long but they take about 30 seconds and it makes me not want to explore the large map. Also if you get it on steam, if you get the right mods the game could become a 9/10.
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  7. Jun 14, 2014
    0
    I don't like how the game is in single player it's too buggy and has no point to it. Also MP is the most crappiest implantation of MP I haveI don't like how the game is in single player it's too buggy and has no point to it. Also MP is the most crappiest implantation of MP I have ever seen if my friend never bought me this game I would never have bought this, furthermore, some people on their forms are arrogant rude and down right disrespectful they have no respect also have a very unpolished game full of nonsense you can find a better buy for $9.99 Don't buy this hunk of junk stay away it only has SP, and Mp sucks cause its buggy and based on UT2003 engine the very oldest version of UT2003, and they are not fixing it at all and don't care just as bad as Nexuiz. Well, if they can't update the engine and net code so this is less buggy, then they should drop the price so not worth any cash above $5. by the way the movie was better no joke. Expand

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