PostalĀ² 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, PostalĀ² 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 DOD Alpha - Reloaded

Postal 2 DOD Alpha - Reloaded

Aug 8, 2014 Demo 1 comment

After 12 patches we have prepared a fully-packed alpha-version. Mod for Postal 2 STP. Enjoy!

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 21 comments

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

Eternal Damnation Patch

Eternal Damnation Patch

Nov 7, 2007 Patch 23 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...

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TheRightfulKing Nov 6 2012, 9:22pm says:

You can now get your Steam key from

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Mdxceed Nov 15 2012, 9:23am replied:


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Lunick Nov 6 2012, 9:46pm replied:

This is correct :)

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aro022 Nov 6 2012, 4:11pm says:

I want my steam key

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Mulister Nov 6 2012, 11:40am says:

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

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macacos2 Nov 6 2012, 7:20pm replied:

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

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ernest132132 Nov 5 2012, 1:20pm says:

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

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Lunick Nov 6 2012, 2:08am replied:

It will appear at 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 Nov 4 2012, 6:50am 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, 5:40am replied:

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

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Lunick Nov 6 2012, 2:07am replied:

You have requested them right...

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Toploader Creator
Toploader Nov 6 2012, 4:45am replied:

Eh, yeah.

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cyber-trance Nov 6 2012, 2:35pm 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 Nov 6 2012, 9:47pm replied:

That's false!

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

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Mulister Nov 6 2012, 3:09pm 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 Nov 6 2012, 3:15pm 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 Nov 6 2012, 3:18pm replied:

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

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McDonnell991 Nov 6 2012, 6:34pm replied:

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

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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…

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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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