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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: 39 out of 52
  2. Negative: 7 out of 52
  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. EuroGamer
    Sep 12, 2009
    9
    I am a big fan of this game, it's one of the most underrated and misunderstood games of all times. The single player is packed full ofI am a big fan of this game, it's one of the most underrated and misunderstood games of all times. The single player is packed full of cool features that admittedly you are unlikely to find without finding about about them on the internet, but just to give you some idea of the warped humor of the devs, you are piss on a doughnut, pick it up and place it somewhere you think a cop will walk to, then watch in amusement as he eats it and throws ups. The game is packed with interesting little mechanics like this.
    Sure, that
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  5. Jun 22, 2013
    8
    A rather interesting little game, I would say this is one of the best examples of an open-word game, even now. You start each day outside ofA rather interesting little game, I would say this is one of the best examples of an open-word game, even now. You start each day outside of your trailer home with a list of errands to do and the scummy city of Paradise, and the game basically just says "Go nuts!" and has you try to make anyway you want towards completing your objectives. An early example of this is Monday's "Buy some milk" errand, you can stand in a line, that they thoughtfully custom coded NPC's to specifically annoy you, or you steal it, almost gaurnteeing that you will find yourself trying to evade the storeowner and the police. Now on to the town this playground of death takes place in, Paradise. Paradise is anything but, and the developers tried thier hardest to let you explore every last nook of every last dying business, crack empourium, and trashy home of this h***-hole, this makes a stark contrast to stuff like the GTA series where you can explore a massive cityscape, but almost all of the buildings are pretty much painted boxes that you can't enter. The biggest sticking point of this game is the crudness of it all, what with the ability to shoot a cop, shock him until he falls to the ground, and pee on his crumpled, barely alive form. Honestly, the violence is all played for laughs and has roughly the same physics as an episode of Loony Toons. The only real problem I can say is that the redneck enemy type is prone to bugging out into an infinte spouting of "Yeeha-woo-yeeha-woo-yeeha-woo" and that it is sort of short, it can be beat in about 3 hours if you are good at it. Expand
  6. Nov 2, 2012
    8
    This is an entertaining game sometimes. I don't think it's for children, or anyone who is already disturbed. It is so far out that it is funnyThis is an entertaining game sometimes. I don't think it's for children, or anyone who is already disturbed. It is so far out that it is funny and somewhat entertaining. People seem to love violence and this is a spoof of a very violent disturbed individual. This is just a game, a little bit strange and certainly different. but I think it should not be censored by any means. I did get a kick out of it the first time I saw it, but that sort of wore off.
    It would get very repetitive after a short while, and I will say that it's only as violent as 'You' make it, with the decisions 'You' make while playing it.
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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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