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Postal: Redux

A modern remake of one of the most controversial games in gaming history. Originally, the title came out in 1997 as a debut production from the developer Running With Scissors.

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Postal: Redux cover

publisher: MD Games

Official website

Game mode: single player

game release date:

20May2016

PC

16Oct2020

Switch

05Mar2021

PS4

Postal: Redux for PC and PS4 is a remake of the controversial action game by Running With Scissors developed after nearly 18 years since the initial release. Because of a surfeit of unmotivated violence, the title was banned in many countries, which still did not stop it from becoming a cult production and gain a devoted playing community. The new version was developed by the creators of the original (as well as the entire series), and its main goal was to deliver the players’ favorite game in a new, significantly refreshed release.

Plot

The title is a reference to the American phrase “going postal”. This describes a person who commits brutal acts of violence as a result of working a stressful job. Such situations occurred in years 1983-1997, when American post offices’ employees shot over 40 people in twenty similar incidents. In the Running With Scissors’ game, we assume the role of The Postal Dude who is overcome by a similar rage and comes out to the streets of his city with an intent of murdering everyone who happens to stand in his way.

Mechanics

The action takes place in over a dozen varied levels, where the antihero gives vent to his rage. To complete each one of them, it is necessary to gather a given number of points primarily by, as you might guess, murdering people. This goal can be achieved in a number of different ways thanks to a quite rich arsenal that involves pistols, shotguns, rifles, Molotov cocktails, landmines, grenades, grenade launchers, rocket launchers, and flamethrowers, among other things.

Technical aspects

Contrary to the previous two installments of the series which were first- and third-person action games, Postal: Redux for PC and PS4 was designed in a classical isometric perspective, similarly to the original. The title is powered by the advanced Unreal Engine 4, and the changes in graphics include not only significantly beautified locations but also character models which were recreated from scratch. Despite the alterations, the developers managed to preserve the specific atmosphere of the original. Its single player mode was enriched with a cooperation mode available via a LAN or the Internet.

Age Rating

age requirements: 18+

System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Dual Core 2.0 GHz
  • 4 GB RAM
  • graphic card 512 MB GeForce 8800 or better
  • 4 GB HDD
  • Windows Vista/7/8/10 64-bit
  • Recommended:
  • Quad Core 2.5 GHz
  • 8 GB RAM
  • graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 560 or better
  • 4 GB HDD
  • Windows Vista/7/8/10 64-bit
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