Reviews for Postal III

98

Excellent

kalil | June 14, 2013 | See all kalil's reviews »

Mother of God! Here we are, after all these years, and a third installment of the Postal series. Who would have thought that after so many years we would get this far with a series that is saturated more absurd humor, perverse, desmadrado and politically incorrect and to make matters even have a movie based on the series? Postal III continues the legacy ...? Postal series, and tells pitch and lots of bad jokes.

This time, instead of bringing the Unreal engine, Postal III takes the motor home to play, and with improved graphics (well, the last Postal came out eight years ago, so it should improve ...) and new gameplay, Postal III promises a much better game than its predecessor. How much better? Well, not much, but before going into details, let's talk about the story and execution.

Postal III takes place after the second Postal. The Postal uncle has destroyed the city of Paradise and has moved to a place called Catharsis where it runs out of gas in your car. Now you have to make a series of missions to escape the city. In his quest to escape Catharsis, players can choose to make the "good" way or the "wrong" way. Ironically, the first two games Postal cause it seemed to be as many terrible, unspeakable acts of violence and destruction as possible (okay, there was always the possibility of civil and act calmly, but this is a game of Postal, after all), and in the past always seemed to be locked into acting terribly, so why bother to have a track in Postal III? Well, I guess at least the developer Running With Scissors is trying something different here, but let's be honest, the kind of player who plays a Postal game not act like a knight in shining armor.

30

A let down of a game

Scorpy | Jan. 29, 2013 | See all Scorpy's reviews »

Postal III is not the spiritual successor to Postal II. Running With Scissors, the original developer, outsourced the game only to find it had been butchered (no pun intended) to pieces. The funny, ridiculous over the top style of 2 is seen in bits and pieces and whenever those moments arrive they don't last nearly long enough. The graphics are decent for a budget title, but the gameplay is ridden with glitches. The game is woefully incomplete, both content-wise and production-wise.

Postal III, at times mind-numbingly bland and seldom as exciting and hilarious as 2, is a pretty big disappointment. Fans of 2 will likely despise 3, and people unfamiliar with the series will be turned off by the entire thing. Skip this one.

40

When I thought that my expectations were low...

abelfs | Jan. 29, 2013 | See all abelfs's reviews »

This game arrives and crushes all my thoughts... for worse!! Maybe I should consider the Postal saga as the "Plan 9 of outer Space" of the videogames. I think that the creators' intention was to make this bad/horrible/buggy game just to say it is a good one just because it is too bad. The gameplay is terribly; with stiff controls, poor animations, bad UI design choices and long loading times. Even the writing is terrible, as Postal 3 shamelessly recycles jokes from Postal 2 in a very clumsy/glitchy manner, and makes no effort to introduce new elements. Don't buy it unless you want to build a house of creep.

63

Postal III - review

carlyle | Jan. 28, 2013 | See all carlyle's reviews »

Postal III is not fun, in fact, the humor of the game is so low and saddened rather than making people laugh. The problem is that you can not make a product "outrageous" and hope that people talk about and shop for just this reason, and unfortunately the third episode of Postal, perhaps more than the previous ones, is clearly set in this way, given the obvious shortcomings in terms of quality and variety of gameplay. We are in the presence of a discrete technical realization and a lot 'of weapons at your disposal, but the combat system is awful, artificial intelligence virtually non-existent, and, finally, the action is very linear and repetitive.

32

Terrible

Lekes | Jan. 24, 2013 | See all Lekes's reviews »

I'm usually not too critical on video games, but Postal III is undoubtedly one of the worst games I have ever played. The main selling point of this game is its humor, but nothing in this game is actually funny. The "humor" in this game is about on-par with an episode of South Park, but with less modernity. Also, the campaign gives you a moral choice system. Seeing how this is a Postal game, you're probably going to want to run around and kill everybody. But no, you can't just do that! It's a game about going postal (hence the title), where you can't go insane. Video games like Postal are games where I should be able to go through and kill anybody without any moral repercussions. Overall, this is a terrible game.

40

Not Good!

fable2 | Dec. 19, 2012 | See all fable2's reviews »

Welcome to postal 3. A broken, outdated and linear third person action game. Yes... LINEAR! The "outrageous" situations are now presented by a half minute of staring at a load screen with the dude talking, followed by a lame video and then the "boring" starts. This goes on for the entire game and each mission offers a bit of choice. Although non of it feels forfilling.

I principle, you can do everything you liked in postal 3 and much more comparing to postal 2. But here, and in third person, it just feels dumb and pointless.

The missions are much of the same and provide some funny weapons. The weapons are the highlight of the game. But if you have seen the trailers you know what to expect. Watching the trailers is more fun then actually playing the game since the action is very unforfilling.

35

Has it's own moment of fun, but it's mostly disappointing.

arkantos | Aug. 2, 2012 | See all arkantos's reviews »

Sort of disappointed from the work put on this game, filled with bugs like Melee combat being not too accurated to NPC's freezing up while you do a mission, in the end this game will keep you busy for a few hours, if you have the chance get postal 2, that's better, even if is old.

70

Good, but unfinished

griff92 | May 2, 2012 | See all griff92's reviews »

Postal 3 is one of those that critics hate, but fans enjoy. Instead of being an FPS, Postal 3 is now a TPS which did put off a lot of fans, but it doesn't really make that much of a difference. The story continues where Postal 2: Apocalypse Weekend left off and depending on your choices throughout Postal 3, you'll get one of the multiple endings. The gameplay in Postal 3 is enjoyable, but sadly there isn't as much freedom as there is in Postal 2. In fact, there is a free-roam option, but you have to complete the story first. There are a lot of weapons in the game including the boomerang machete (although it's not as powerful as it was in Postal 2), petrol can, taser and more. Instead of using the Unreal engine, Postal 3 uses the Source Engine, however, it's an old version of the engine (Version 15, which is used with the current version of Half-Life 2), so it's missing some of the latest features and improvements. One of the main reasons why critics have been giving low scores for Postal 3 is because it's not a fully stable game. There are quite a lot of bugs and glitches that ruin the experience including crashes, loads of missing sounds, AI problems, occasional controls issues, etc.

Overall, Postal 3 is a fun game, but it's clearly unfinished.

81

Underrated

Splodey | May 1, 2012 | See all Splodey's reviews »

Postal 3 is a really fun game. It's a really old school game, very similar to Postal 2 minus the FPS part. And this is the part where lots of people got pissed off, it's not an FPS anymore. Believe me this doesn't change anything, it actually suits the game to be in 3rd person. Postal 3 has pretty good graphics nothing too special, but nothing horrible either, most rigs can run it due to it using the Source Engine. Gameplay in Postal 3 is a lot of fun. Lots of outlandish guns and lots of violence. The story is fairly simple, following the events after the last Postal game. Voice acting doesn't really sound professional, but it brings some extra humor to Postal 3. The only drawback of the game is that at some parts it doesn't feel finished, some bugs and glitches that sometimes break the game. Over all Postal 3 is a fun game, from a small company. I recommend this game to people who don't care all that much about the story, and just want to have fun.