The one that re-started it all! The Dude shows up for his first day working at RWS and hilarity ensues! Fight cops! Rage against the Man! Snuff the Taliban! Buy Milk! Get an autograph from Gary Coleman!
Forget what you know about first person shooters. Walk for a whole week in the Postal Dude's shoes.
Freely explore fully 3-D open-ended environments. Interact with over 100 unique NPCs, marching bands, dogs, cats and elephants, protesters, policemen and civilians, with or without weapons. This is THE ultimate FPS for sandbox slaughter and mindless mayhem you are looking for!
Age requirements: ESRB Rating: MATURE with Use of Drugs, Strong Language, Mature Sexual Themes, Mature Humor, Intense Violence, Blood and Gore. PEGI Rating: 18+ with Violence, Sex, Drugs, Discrimination.
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP or Vista, 1.5 GHz Processor (2.4 GHz recommended), 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended), 64 MB DirectX 8.1-compatible graphics card with hardware T&L support (128 MB DirectX 9 recommended), DirectX 8.1-compatible sound card, 1.2 GB HDD, Mouse, Keyboard.
Minimum system requirements (Mac): OS X 10.6.8 or later. Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz+ Memory: 2GB of RAM Graphics: AMD or Intel, with 64MB of video memory Recommended two-button mouse, or Apple mouse with Secondary Button / Secondary Click enabled. Compatibility notice(Mac): Launching issues may occur on Macs equipped with NVidia graphics devices.
Posted on 2009-05-10 07:17:52 by Munkee79:
Postal 2 is not an exceptionally polished game. It is not a tactful game (not that one expects it to be). It is not a pretty game by any stretch of the imagination. Yet despite all this it manages to be fun. It's chock-full of the best one-liners since Duke Nukem, and you can set people on fire then piss them out... assuming that's your idea of fun.
P. Dude's week starts off prettyread more normally, going to pick up some milk at the market and the like. By the end of the working week you'll have had a shoot-out with Gary Coleman, been abducted by hillbillies, survived a suicide bombing or three, escaped a burning library, and plenty more wacky hijinks I daren't spoil. Along the way you have a fair deal of freedom -- you can dick around with the cops and citizens, get arrested and break out, explore hidden areas and meet (and kill) dozens if not hundreds more people! Who would ever have expected to find a tunnel to a certain Iraqi terrorist's hideout in their own backyard?
Over the Apocalypse Weekend you'll suffer violent hallucinatory episodes, steal a military nuclear warhead, dismember countless living creatures with a BOOMERANG SCYTHE, and do battle with a... unique Satanic figure with Tourette's Syndrome. This expansion is a standalone followup (meaning no boomerang scythe for you back on Monday, sorry), and strictly on-rails, which can be a good or a bad thing. It's completely balls-out insane and sick in every way the base game somehow managed not to be. It's also even buggier, and I encountered a few game-breaking bugs on my first playthrough that mandated loading an earlier save.
Postal 2 was created somewhat so you can dig around for secrets and do the missions -- but really, it's all about WRECKING SHIT UP, missions or no. It's kind of buggy, kind of ugly, incredibly offensive through and through, the mechanics are awkward and unrefined... and I like it. Go try the demo first. If you approve, there's a hell of a lot more content just $10 away.
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Posted on 2009-05-07 16:00:51 by DEMON212:
What a fantastic deal!
Postal 2, Share the Pain AND Apocolypse Weekend for £7/$10!
That's insane! But awesome :D
For those who don't know Postal 2 is completely different from Postal 1, no longer is it a TPS Isometric Shooter, it's now an FPS.
And instead of just being mental thinking that the world is out to get him, you're just a regular guy. A regular guy doing regular things,read more like taking back a library book, picking up some milk, cashing a paycheck.
How you do those things however, is totally upto you. Because Postal 2, is only as violent as YOU are :D
So you can go nuts throwing anthrax infected cow heads about the place, or shooting cats from a machine gun or throwing bouncing pairs of razor sharp scissors around. You can even decapitate people with a shovel.
Incase you haven't guessed by now, Postal 2 isn't a well thought out story driven masterpiece that makes you cry at the end, Postal 2 is about some good honest fun. It's also got some great one liners that'll make you laugh out loud.
So if what you're after is just some mindless fun, then Postal 2 is the game for you :)
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Posted on 2009-05-10 21:41:28 by jimbob0i0:
Buying groceries, returning library books and picking up christmas trees. Just your everyday jobs that need to be done. It's a shame those protesters try to get in the way so often....
This game is only as violent as you want it. Everyone is at risk from your shotgun... but at the same time the AI works well enough that if you want to queue till you reach the counter to hand inread more your paycheque then go ahead. The irony of killing everyone in the queue to the confession box in the church is highly amusing...
Most of the jokes are parodies of situations at the time - hanging chads, whiny anti-game lawyers and so on but if you are 20 years or older they should ring bells.
If you like Gary Coleman you can get his autograph in this... if you don't like him it's a good place for some 'therapy' ;)
Graphically this game is from the Unreal era - audibly things are fine. You will want to be able to turn the sound up okay however as there are no subtitles and the quips between characters are amusing to hear.
There isn't a huge range of weaponry but the items in place are differentiated nicely.
I have given this game a 4 as there is a lot more it could have been and is very short - saved only by the multiplayer and mods. It is however better than Postal 1 - even if the genre is somewhat different..
For just $9.99 you get Postal 2 Share the Pain and the expansion - this is cheaper overall than the gopostal site - so if you want to grab this controversial part of gaming history GoG is a good place to get it.
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