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This is the game that all anti-video game politicians are referring to when they're spewing rhetoric about violent video games, whether they know it or not. POSTAL 2 is a delightful sandbox FPS where the only real goal is to finish your daily To-Do Lists.
Now, you CAN simply walk directly to the supermarket, pick up some milk, pay the cashier, and leave; OR you could slaughter your way there, steal the milk, kill everyone in the building, and then urinate on their corpses - it's 100% up to you. For the most part, the game's tagline is correct: "It's only as violent as you are," but there are definitely some parts of the game where you *have* to absolutely kill everything in sight to survive.
Oh also in the Apocalypse Weekend expansion you get to go Gallagher on some mad cows with a sledgehammer - definitely one of the best parts of the game, second only to the Tourettes Zombies.
This is a game that should be in EVERYONE'S library, because it's the perfect game for letting off some steam. ♥♥♥♥ty day at the office? Go blow up some elephants. Proffessor giving you a hard time in class? Set fire to a marching band. About to shoot up your workplace because you just absolutely can't take it anymore? Please don't, and instead take your anger out on hallucinations of mutated, nightmarish Gary Colemans (also, seek therapy).
This game is a bit over 10 years old, but the magnificent mother ♥♥♥♥ers at Running With Scissors are rad enough that they've continued to update it with numerous patches, additional content, workshop support, and achievement support.
9/10 only because 10/10 is reserved for Half Life 3.
Oh and ♥♥♥♥ Uwe Boll.