Postal² is a 2003 computer game by Running With Scissors (RWS). It is a sequel to the 1997 game Postal. Both are intentionally highly controversial due to high levels of violence and stereotyping. Unlike its predecessor, Postal² is a first-person shooter based on the Unreal Graphics Engine.

The player takes on the role of 'The Postal Dude' (all evidence given in-game indicates that the character's full legal name actually is "The Postal Dude, Jr.": his father's tombstone reads "T. Dude Sr."; characters constantly call him "Mr. The Dude" and a package for him is addressed to "Postal Dude"), a tall thin man with a goatee, sunglasses, a blue alien t-shirt, and a long black leather coat. The Postal Dude also wears a Happy Smiley pin on his right lapel and a cross pin on his left one. 'The Postal Dude' lives in a trailer park with his nagging wife (only identified in the credits as 'Postal Dude's Bitch') in the mining town of Paradise, Arizona.

The game levels are split into days of the week starting Monday and finishing Friday. At the beginning of each day, Dude is given several tasks to accomplish, such as 'Get milk', 'Confess sins', and other seemingly mundane tasks. The purpose of the game is to finish all of the tasks throughout the week, although the game encourages the player to play in any way he wishes, be it as civilly or as chaotically as possible. There are unique consequences to whichever path is chosen.

Dude must put up with being flipped the bird, mugged, attacked by protesters, put upon by an obnoxious convenience store owner/terrorist and his patrons who cut before Dude in the "money-line", plus an annoying marching band, a murderous toy mascot named Krotchy, the police and SWAT team, the ATF and the National Guard, a religious cult, savage butchers, psycho Taliban terrorists, and Gary Coleman, among many other things.

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4 comments by Toploader on Feb 20th, 2012

We now have active Postal 2 and Apocalypse forums on Desura / ModDB which will be monitored by Running With Scissors.  We hope to use this as a hub for support and for people to bring attention to mods that we may add to the Desura client for download.

Drop by and talk about the game, and offer any help and support you can. In particular any experiences you have had with the Linux build, and workarounds you may have used to solve problems on your setup.

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Postal 2 Share The Pain MP - Mac Version

Postal 2 Share The Pain MP - Mac Version

Sep 15, 2011 Full Version 2 comments

Mac version of Postal 2 STP Multiplayer. Works on PowerPC G5 and Intel processors.

Postal 2 Share The Pain MP - Linux Version

Postal 2 Share The Pain MP - Linux Version

Sep 14, 2011 Full Version 1 comment

The free and full version of Postal 2 STP Multiplayer for Linux :L

Postal 2 custom startupmap

Postal 2 custom startupmap

Mar 18, 2009 Other 3 comments

this is just a little thing I made one night just a Startup map I made, nothing special, I just decided to spice it up, since the regular Postal 2 Startup...

Postal 2 Share The Pain - Multiplayer Full Version

Postal 2 Share The Pain - Multiplayer Full Version

May 20, 2008 Full Version 20 comments

The full, free version of the multiplayer portion of postal 2.

Eternal Damnation Patch

Eternal Damnation Patch

Nov 7, 2007 Patch 21 comments

Eternal Damnation Patch That patch should fix yer problem, but it doesnt work on saved games (or you must use save from previous level eg.: Ghetto) so...

A Very POSTAL CHRISTMAS high resolution trailer4

A Very POSTAL CHRISTMAS high resolution trailer4

Jul 17, 2007 Movies 1 comment

A in game trailer

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Pickaxe_Zach Jul 11 2014, 12:29am says:

I've tried to play, but when I launch it it asks me to choose which program to run it on. Can anybody help?

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dr.flay Apr 13 2014, 5:43pm says:

At 333networks they have a replacement masterserver system.
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billyspiffyjaw Apr 13 2014, 9:20am says:

Cool game i like this game so much this is my favorite game

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dmstewart Jan 25 2014, 4:32pm says:

Im glad to see this Linux compatible. Ever since building this rig Ive been using Windows way too much. Matter of fact, the only reason I am using Windows now is because the majority of great game are on Windows. So, once I set up my Linux Os's on this box this is my first game download. And 9.99 is an awesome price point as well!

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hamishwilson Jan 26 2014, 1:25am replied:

Which hopefully will be the start of a trend - there are still plenty of other great games either currently on Linux or coming to Linux in the near future, and I hope you will have fun exploring them, alongside the still venerable Postal 2.

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SamirLP Jan 16 2014, 9:10am says:

they shoukl make a demo

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hamishwilson Jan 18 2014, 12:30pm replied:

There are ones available for older versions of the game, if you would care to look for them.

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SamirLP Jan 16 2014, 9:09am says:

i have no money and the game is ******* awsome!=(

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GordonFreemanMIT Mar 25 2014, 12:38pm replied:

Get it on steam...

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Highest Rated (11 agree) 9/10

This game is offensive, politically incorrect, and continually prompts the player to lose their temper and kill innocent (but annoying) bystanders. It's raw and unashamed of the lengths that it will go to offend those who dare to play it. That being said, this game kicks so much ass. Even with some of the glitches it has it is still a solid shooter that dared to go where other games wouldn't dream. this classic game helped pave the way for the kind of moral depravity that we have all grown to love…

Jan 19 2012, 2:58am by courtjester235

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POSTAL 2, Released Apr 9, 2003
Postal: Classic and Uncut, Released Nov 13, 1997
Postal 2: Apocalypse Weekend, Released May 11, 2005

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@Jason_Garber @domcom360 @Max_Damage We'll do it personally.

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RT @domcom360: @RWSPOSTAL @Max_Damage Postal Dude's car confirmed for Carmageddon. (I wish)

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RT @Psyrgery: @RWSPOSTAL @Max_Damage Oh man, there isn't a proper word to describe how FRIKKIN awesome that is? Postal + Carmageddon, baby!!

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RT @The_Monarch: If you have to ask, you probably shouldn't play the game. #POSTAL2

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RT @mutekimia: I've been playing Postal 2 again, I ate a whole bunch of pizzas for you. — Good. :3c

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@SamIsAwesomez It's the first thing I'm hearing of it from a Steam install, not even sure what to suggest beyond contacting their support :(

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@SamIsAwesomez .. which is very strange if you have the Steam version :(

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@SamIsAwesomez Try skipping the launcher, and using POSTAL2.exe. Everything points towards missing files or a wrong installation though..

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@SamIsAwesomez Very odd you're getting this then. try running it directly from the install folder (POSTAL2Complete/System)

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