Excerpt: Postal 2: Apocalypse weekend is broken, plain and simple. After working with the same tools, engine, and characters for three years, the game hasn't improved as much as it breaks a little more with each expansion. While the original game was a guilty pleasure for a lot of people, there is little redeeming value in Apocalypse Weekend other than the fact that it wraps up the story line for Postal 2.
Excerpt: Probably the most controversial game ever was Postal. Postal has received much attention from major news publications, Senator Joseph Lieberman, and even from the Postmaster General. The game was banned in several countries, and cut from major retail stores. Now Running With Scissors has done it again and released a follow up, Postal 2.
Excerpt: Apocalypse Weekend is a single player expansion pack for Postal 2, which was later bundled with a multiplayer component in a different SKU called Postal 2: Share The Pain. That means you'll need either the original Postal 2 or Postal 2: Share The Pain to play Apocalypse Weekend. Unlike Postal 2, the expansion includes more traditional levels, where you must accomplish very specific missions. You'll rarely return to the same area.
Excerpt: I think (correct me if I’m wrong) that it was Roger Ebert who said every movie has at least one good scene. This scene is usually the spark that ignites a filmmaker’s desire to produce the movie; or, if nothing else, the studio’s budget. Likewise Postal 2's single-player expansion, Apocalypse Weekend (AW), has a few moments which hint at great possibilities. But possibility isn’t reality.
Excerpt: I suppose the easiest way to start a review of Postal 2 would be for me to describe some horrible, shocking atrocity I'd committed, then make a wry comment about the state of videogames today. I'm not going to, because there really wasn't anything horrible or shocking about the game. There's plenty of things that fall under the heading of unpleasant, crude, or sickening, but nothing in it rises (or sinks, depending on your point of view) to the level of shock or horror.
Excerpt: This review, just like the discussed game, is not meant for consumption by persons under the age of 18, politicians, animal rights activists, as well as deeply religious or politically correct people.
Excerpt: Postal 2 is one of the first games that I’ve played that I felt dirty for liking. It must have been my conscience recognizing the pure evil of the game or something similar, but I had this weird feeling in my tummy the whole time I played the game. Postal 2 is violent, obscene, dirty, and disgusting, but in this type of game it works well. From the start, many will compare this game rather unfairly to Grand Theft Auto, which this game is most certainly not.
Excerpt: Many people probably remember when the original Postal came out a few years back. The little 2D top-down shooter had everyone in a tizzy because it featured a guy who basically "went postal" and decided to go around town mowing everyone down in a hail of gunfire, napalm and whatever else happened to be handy. Although the graphics for the original looked like something circa Atari 2600, the sheer violence got the game a lot of press and quite a few enemies.