Postal III

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Description

Good or Insane? The choice is yours.

Following the Apocalyptic end to the Postal Dude’s week in Paradise, we follow him and his insane pitbull Champ as they emigrate to its appropriately named sister city, Catharsis. Unfortunately, due to the Global Economic Meltdown, psychotic left-wing “Green” extremism and hypocritical Government corruption, it turns out Catharsis isn’t a much better place to live.

What path will you choose when faced with the antics of a hypocritical scheming Mayor? A berserk cartoon mascot with Al Qaeda ties? A former Vice-President’s cadre of Eco-Zealots? How about Gay Segway “biker” gangs, and a sociopathic cult leader Uncle with nuclear ambitions? Will you give in to your base instincts and fight fire with gasoline? Or will you rise above it to become something more, to serve and protect your fellow citizens from the rampant insanity of our modern society?

###Key features

  • Edgy, satirical Running With Scissors sense of humor
  • A world of twisted parody inspired by real people, events and philosophies
  • Large, detailed, interactive environments
  • Crazy POSTAL style Vehicle gameplay
  • NPC’s react to your behavior in a variety of surprising ways
  • Multiple story paths determined by your behavior
  • Celebrity characters: Super porn star Ron Jeremy, Village People Cowboy Randy Jones, Internationally hated film director Uwe Boll and Playboy Playmate Jennifer Walcott
  • Appearances by other popular Running With Scissors character franchises: Krotchy, Champ and the Postal Babes, who will fight along side you (or sometimes against you!)
  • Insane new gameplay including the Helper Monkey, Grenade Cats and the BadgerSaw
  • Kill Uwe Boll! (or save him!)

Customer reviews

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.