The insanity of Postal returns today, with a revised version of the original game dubbed Postal Redux. It also marks the first time Postal is on consoles.
Were you a gamer who was playing in the late 90s? If so, I feel like it’s pretty safe to assume you remember Postal. Few games at that time were as divisive or targets of as much media criticism, after all. At it’s core, Postal was a twin-stick shooter, but one that had some pretty extreme themes.
Postal hasn’t really been in the news much for a while now. But those themes haven’t been watered down one bit for the Redux. Back in the late-90s, it pretty much allowed gamers to play as a homicidal madman on a shooting spree, and you’ll find that same… story (?) at play here.
Coming out of MD Games, the remaster of that iconic title includes the freshened-up base game, plus a little extra. New levels are included, and also a new mode of play called Rampage. That’s said to add a little more challenge to Postal Redux’ brand of insanity.
Here it is in action:
Postal Redux, which is out now on Switch, will run you $9.99 USD. But there is a way to get it cheaper. MD Games has “teamed” with a group of indie publishers from Poland to provide a discount on Postal that hinges on you owning one of that group’s titles.
- Ritual: Crown of Horns (Feardemic)
- Robonauts, Mana Spark, Blazing Beaks, Dex (Qubic Games)
- Astro Bears Party, Astro Bears, The Way Remastered, 911 Operator, 911 Operator Deluxe Edition, VSR: Void Space Racing, Earthworms (Sonka)
- Tactical Mind, FunBox Party, Island Maze, Drawngeon: Dungeons of Ink and Paper, Genetic Disaster, Mech Rage, Tardy, WeakWood Throne, Spirit Roots, The Great Perhaps, Archaica: The Path of Light (Drageus Games)
If you have any of those, you’re in for a 30% discount on Postal Redux.