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  • Summary: POSTAL 2: Share The Pain combines the complete, enhanced POSTAL 2 single player game with the brand new multiplayer Share The Pain gameplay! Explore full 3-D open ended environments. Interact with over 100 unique NPC's including Gary Coleman, marching bands, dogs, cats and elephants,POSTAL 2: Share The Pain combines the complete, enhanced POSTAL 2 single player game with the brand new multiplayer Share The Pain gameplay! 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. Also includes 14 multiplayer levels: SNATCH: Fight for the fabulous Postal Babes! Snatch the enemy babe and score! GRAB: Battle to collect all 10 bags, each bag makes you stronger! DEATHMATCH: Chose from 25 characters including Gary Coleman and Osama. TEAM DEATHMATCH: 19 insane teams including Team Taliban and The Gimps. [Running With Scissors] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Without a linear storyline to back it up, Share the Pain brings a limited amount of its humor to the multiplayer world.
  4. AceGamez
    60
    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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Cheat Code Central
    40
    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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 55
  2. Negative: 7 out of 55
  1. Oct 28, 2013
    10
    So far I haven't seen anything to warrant giving this title less than a ten so I don't get the bad critic reviews. The graphics areSo far I haven't seen anything to warrant giving this title less than a ten so I don't get the bad critic reviews. The graphics are impressive, the city you live in is detailed, the people who go about their daily lives will interact with each other, talk, or start shooting. It really is like an early GTA prototype. You can really explore the place too, enter properties to steal etc. It's satisfyingly gory, with plenty of blood and rolling heads and there's a tasty array of weapons. And that's just the single player. The game seems perfectly made for multiplayer, with enough maps etc. Love this game to bits Expand
  2. Nov 10, 2012
    10
    Great game, some reviewers praise other developers while great games , that I love to call "hidden gems" are trashed and called not worthy forGreat game, some reviewers praise other developers while great games , that I love to call "hidden gems" are trashed and called not worthy for consumers , I'll tell them to shove their 59% meta upon their ____ (censored due to whiny "omg omg violent language critics rage after"
    My score for the game? It's not going to be 10......it would be 1000.
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  3. 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. Expand
  4. Oct 20, 2014
    9
    Postal 2 is a fun game made by fun developers that love to poke fun at themselves as well as society. If you want a game where you can goPostal 2 is a fun game made by fun developers that love to poke fun at themselves as well as society. If you want a game where you can go complete psycho or just go and buy milk like a normal person, Postal 2 is for you. Expand
  5. Jan 15, 2013
    8
    One of the few games that actually lets you make choices! Truly open ended missions not just how you want but when you want in a living openOne of the few games that actually lets you make choices! Truly open ended missions not just how you want but when you want in a living open world. Still discovering things after countless play through's. Constant load times transitioning to different area's hold this game back, otherwise a great game. Expand
  6. Jan 5, 2015
    8
    A big middle finger to all kinds of Industrys and a sarcasdic, black humor filled rampage you shouldnt take to serious.

    If you are a
    A big middle finger to all kinds of Industrys and a sarcasdic, black humor filled rampage you shouldnt take to serious.

    If you are a Religion Maniac or a member of the teaparty, make a huge bow around this Game.
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  7. Nov 21, 2016
    0
    Bought this on Steam and it crashes reliably if too many NPCs are killed. I have Windows 10 with 8 gb ram and i7 processor. same problem onBought this on Steam and it crashes reliably if too many NPCs are killed. I have Windows 10 with 8 gb ram and i7 processor. same problem on Mac too. talked to RWS about the crash on Mac, they said their code guy went awol and that they would have it fixed soon. RWS has not fixed this 2 year old bug and suffice to say, they will not fix it. The bug report submission form has been disabled or broken, the link that leads to RWS's forum is dead, and they no longer respond to the Steam message boards. I think it's time to bury this title. It's been two years and I'm tired of waiting for them to do something. Expand

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