Live a week in the life of "The Postal Dude"; a hapless everyman just trying to check off some chores. Buying milk, returning an overdue library book, getting Gary Coleman's autograph, what could possibly go wrong?Read full description
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Absolute classic, unique in terms of atmosphere and the lack of political correctness, certainly not the title for the people without the distance (it insults religious feelings ... and all others too). It is not easy to find a similar title in this respect. In today's world, it may seem incredibly simple in terms of the mechanics and the whole gameplay, but remember that the game is very old. I finished it a dozen years ago and I was happy to do it again (and again and again...) when I bought it on Steam.
I find this game kind of sick, yet it is oddly fun despite being a first-person shooter. A game type I don't normally enjoy so much, but this game is just so funny with its somewhat crass humor and violence that I couldn't stop laughing long enough to give it any less than 5 stars. Something you won't see me doing too often with first person shooters if I do review theme, because well, I just tend to not like them much though I try my best to be unbiased when I do. This one though was just too funny to pass up when a friend had me try it and I found it on sale. Even at full price though it is worth it, especially to first person shooter lovers who enjoy crass humor.
This game is hilarious, yes. You are going through 7 days of a game level (if you choose to play a whole week). The first 5 days are semi-open world gameplay, with loading screen everytime you entered a certain area. You are tasked with different tasks in every of those 5 days. You can beat, kill and chop up people, but beware of the police. The gameplay is pretty fun, there are action and platforming (like the one in the lab), and at the weekend days, you will face a different day than the rest. These in these weekend days, the game started to linear (not the bad kind of linear), and I think this game copied the original Silent Hill a bit, in the hospital level, where the hospital regularly switch itself from an ordinary hospital into a scary absurd and abandoned place. There is some element that bugged me, which is the weapon selection system, which is clunky. But overall, this is fun and hilarious.
This game was made by a developer I've never heard of. It's really kind of simplistic. Yet it is so satisfying. There are also some really great mods for this that add a couple days. The weapons are satisfying. You can pee on people or animals to set them on fire. Very satisfying. There are multiple ways to accomplish a day's tasks. Sometimes stealth is more prudent than having every cop in town chasing you. This is not quite an open world game but it comes close. The game allows some room for being inventive to solve problems.
Thinking back to this game, I'm glad my parents never learned to speak English, or looked at the screen, when i played this. I actually had an aunt, who thought Contra was sick... Postal 2 is the game for those people, who are bored with the mild violence of the GTA series, and want to try out something, that is not so innocent. Well, look no further, here you can...buy groceries, wait in line, collect signatures, and return a book to a library. At least, these are the mission objectives, but in the meantime, the whole time of paradise is at your mercy(5000 and dropping fast). You can piss on people, play football with heads, set a club on fire, use cats as silencers, and do so many crazy things, that i can't even write all here! The humor is dark, as can be expected, but if you are in the right mood, it is pretty hilarious. Just don't take this too seriously. Really, it's sad when that happens...
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