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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TheRightfulKing
TheRightfulKing Nov 6 2012 says:

You can now get your Steam key from Secure.desura.com

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Mdxceed
Mdxceed Nov 15 2012 replied:

Thanks...

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Lunick
Lunick Nov 6 2012 replied:

This is correct :)

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aro022
aro022 Nov 6 2012 says:

I want my steam key

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Mulister
Mulister Nov 6 2012 says:

Why do you all need a key so badly? You do know you can just play the game on Desura?

+5 votes     reply to comment
macacos2
macacos2 Nov 6 2012 replied:

Because we can't wait to strap some more DRM onto our games!

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ernest132132
ernest132132 Nov 5 2012 says:

How will we be getting the Steam Key? E-Mail? Desura Message? Etc etc

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Lunick
Lunick Nov 6 2012 replied:

It will appear at Secure.desura.com but I'm sure everyone will be alerted by email too. It doesn't help to read a few pages back :)

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Pumpkin_Masher
Pumpkin_Masher Nov 4 2012 says:

The people at RWS have to send a list of keys to Desura, they have to then put them in whatever they use to automatically email each key to the people that own the game here.

A post early this morning from the RWS employee that is going to send the keys to Desura says he hasn't even gotten the list yet... so we could be looking at a couple days.

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Toploader Creator
Toploader Nov 5 2012 replied:

Yeah, I can confirm we are still waiting on the keys.

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Lunick
Lunick Nov 6 2012 replied:

You have requested them right...

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Toploader Creator
Toploader Nov 6 2012 replied:

Eh, yeah.

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cyber-trance
cyber-trance Nov 6 2012 replied:

this is a pitty,
because they told us, we get steamkey as soon as the game arrives in steam-store.
Now Postal 2 is released on steam, but we didnt see any steamkey for this till now

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Lunick
Lunick Nov 6 2012 replied:

That's false!

Edit: Why did that link to this comment O.o

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Mulister
Mulister Nov 6 2012 replied:

What's so bad about waiting to get a game you have on here, on Steam. The only difference it'll make is how it'll be in your library. Quit whining, you'll get the key eventually.

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McDonnell991
McDonnell991 Nov 6 2012 replied:

And i could play it again... if ill play it here nobody is seeing that i play it... so i want it to steam !!!

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Mulister
Mulister Nov 6 2012 replied:

"Add a non-steam game to my library". Problem fixed, next.

+5 votes     reply to comment
McDonnell991
McDonnell991 Nov 6 2012 replied:

it wont calculate my play time !!! and that is important feature for me !!

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POSTAL 2
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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…

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