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Postal

Developer: Running With Scissors Publisher: Ripcord Games
30 September 1997
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#2,940 All-time
#99 for 1997
A mentally unwell man is pushed over the edge of insanity by the foreclosure of his house. Believing that the government is conspiring against him, and that everyone other than him is crazy, he takes up arms and goes on a killing spree.
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disappointing
i wish this game had a better story, if it had better story elements it could be a very sick game but sadly the ending is like the only bit of story in this game.

Its a pretty average game that just reminds me of like a flash game. Not that special unfortunately
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*Original campaign
im not even sure if its fair to review this as i beat the original 17 level campaign in about 45 minutes. so , it's just 17 levels where you walk around killing everything on screen from a top down perspective. you are required to kill 90% of hostiles on all 17 levels. so you mostly just exploit the AI with weird angles, and use the sawn off shotgun to kill most things 1-2 shots. i only died maybe twice, and the bulk of the damage is almost always just something exploding in your face and you being stuck in a being on fire loop until you die or get pelted with bullets.

the original campaign had the last level be an elementary school and shooting it up to have a mental breakdown and get put away.. in the remake you just walk past a church and see your grave and have the breakdown, i don't know, atleast the game is really dark and anti-social feeling ?
i'll probably return for the 6 level expansion pack soon

5/10
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Going postal
Postal is a game that only made a spash due to its huge amount of violence on civilians when it was released in 2017. It catalysed debates against videogames violence at the time, but playing it now it feels extremely tame. Obviously comparing in to grand theft auto or manhunt would be unjust. But even comparing to stuff like Fallout and Quake, the game feels to surprise me when it comes to its violence. Sure you can shoot pedestrians amongst enemy soldiers, but the gore is kept to a minimum, and there is a lot of humour in the voice acting and colourful visuals that highly diminuish the impact of your actions. Putting it this way, its a game thats hard to take serious, and i dont think that was its intention at all.

The gameplay is very repetitive. You enter an area and you must kill 90% of the hostile population in order to move to the next. It plays in a top down perspective, and each map is significantly different from the last, but the tactics you employ to get across are the same. Because of the camera angle, its hard to know when you are shooting a wall or a person, and there is a lack of hit feedback that makes the shooting unsatisfying. There is a cool arsenal of weapons, but i found explosives to be too risky for yourself to use. Enemies are dumb but have accurate aim, but i never found them too troubling because of the big amount of health packs spread throughout the level.

Postal is not a good game, its moderatly enjoyable for the 2 hours it takes to beat. Its biggest value still lies in its historical importance, that seems to diminuish day by day. If you are looking for blood and gore, there is much much better stuff out there.
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shadowjac Postal 2024-02-22T19:18:54Z
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slickdick Postal 2024-02-16T21:31:35Z
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slickdick Postal 2024-02-16T21:31:26Z
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Kluwenblauw Postal 2024-02-16T14:17:47Z
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yyellowy Postal 2024-02-13T08:16:36Z
2024-02-13T08:16:36Z
3.5
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hunterskull1234 Postal 2024-02-09T05:33:13Z
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2024-02-09T05:33:13Z
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5.555598416172731e+23 Postal 2024-02-04T23:04:02Z
2024-02-04T23:04:02Z
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hyjaph Postal 2024-02-04T02:49:23Z
2024-02-04T02:49:23Z
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ncd404 Postal 2024-02-03T21:09:55Z
2024-02-03T21:09:55Z
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NotBIZKIT Postal 2024-02-02T10:07:28Z
2024-02-02T10:07:28Z
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slothrop77 Postal 2024-02-02T02:24:42Z
2024-02-02T02:24:42Z
5.0
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  • M1N4fknRVVM3Z 2021-10-07 22:05:02.943395+00
    most depraved and disgusting game ever created. 9/10
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  • A_Latin_Guy 2022-02-11 23:50:57.976142+00
    miles darker than it's successor. I'd even call it a genuinely scary game.
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  • Sharked98 2022-09-30 14:23:06.59306+00
    25 years...
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  • DuwG 2023-01-23 22:24:26.654736+00
    most depraved and disgusting game ever created. 9/10
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  • Circuz 2023-11-20 05:15:07.120612+00
    It's really not that scary or dark aside from the sound and loading screens. The sound work in this game could easily be on a dark ambient album.
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  • BitterAndThenSome 2024-01-03 10:21:11.515245+00
    Postal feels like if Peter Sotos made a video game
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  • Athenz 2024-01-28 01:45:28.209353+00
    why is the rating so low lol
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