10 Years After Release, Postal 2 Gets New Expansion

Paradise Lost coming to Steam later today; includes new weapons you can dual-wield and more.


Postal 2 was released more than a decade ago in 2003, but developer Running With Scissors isn't finished supporting the first-person shooter just yet. The studio on Friday will release the game's latest expansion, Paradise Lost. It's due to arrive sometime today, though it's not available just yet on Steam.

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Running With Scissors calls Paradise Lost a "full-fledged expansion pack" that sees the Dude returning to his former hometown on a journey find his lost dog. Of course, things don't go to plan.

"Not all is at it seems, as the once tranquil (relatively speaking) town and its citizens have been transformed in the wake of the nuclear destruction," reads a line from the expansion's description. "Dare to enter the varied Zones as you cross the Arid Desert, trek through the dense Rainy Foliage, freeze your nuts off in the Nuclear Winter, and roam under the Ashen Skies."

Paradise Lost also includes new weapons such as the Revolver and the Lever-Action Shotgun. There's also a new Weed Whacker weapon that players can use to "whack some weeds and perhaps other meatier subjects." Running With Scissors also notes that Paradise Lost features dual-wielding for weapons, full controller support, and voice acting from the original Dude actor.

For a closer look at Postal 2's Paradise Lost expansion, check out the video above and some images in the gallery below.

In other Postal 2 news, Steam is currently offering an excellent deal on the game, which is required to play the Paradise Lost expansion. It's available right now for 90 percent off, meaning you can buy it for just 99 cents. This deal expires Monday, April 20.

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Has the Postal dude just kicked a rocket with his boots?

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I remember reading something a few years ago about the original development team not being happy with Postal 3. Something to do with having to outsource development. They also said they would love to do a sequel. I wonder if this is something they have done instead or whether they still have plans.

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@StokeMeAClipper: There will be a Postal NEXT... a follow up to paradise lost... it will completely and utterly disregard Postal 3... it will be as there never was a Postal 3.

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A classic.

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Oh wow, I thought it was just that old Postal 2 expansion pack, I didn't realize it was a new one. There's a lot of older game that I'd love to see expansions made for them. Now that everything is mostly digital they could do this easier for a lot of games, no physical distribution costs.

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Some people can't read. I came here 4 postal :p

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I guess I'm not the only one that read Portal and got interested only to discover the hard truth. I didn't think it was 10 years ago on that one but time flies.

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If someone form From reads this - please open in Archstone of Giants in Demon's Souls. We need that.

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More than 10 years of support? lol beat this, Destiny.

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@CapnXtraObvious: I was about to make a Destiny comment :).

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Guess they know that the third one was too crap to make any expansion for it.

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@Warlord_Irochi: I saw some gameplay of it and it really made me want to get it. But I can't stand playing on PC.

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@CapnXtraObvious@Warlord_Irochi: Problem is that it looks acceptable, but once you play it for an hour you regret to have paid for it.

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@Warlord_Irochi@CapnXtraObvious: yeah, what kind of monster would plug a controller on a PC! oh the horror!

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@GameYakuza@Warlord_Irochi@CapnXtraObvious: Uh? Controller?
Are you sure you didn't answer the wrong comment?

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For some reason I read Portal. :3

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Damn. When I first read this, I thought it said "Portal 2." We were supposed to get free DLC for that game years ago. What is up with Valve and Portal and Half Life, huh?

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@FLEEBS: HAHAHAHA I came to comment that I did the same thing! I was all "double wielding in Portal? Awesome!"

Ok, good, I don't feel so stupid. Or like a blind old man.

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I kinda like that. Doing new content for old games. I can't imagine that many people would be interested but if you're a big Postal 2 fan, I would imagine that it would be pretty cool to see something like that. Would people play a new HL1 expansion if they did one? If HL2 Episode 3 ever comes out, I guess it would technically fall under this category given how much time has passed.

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@jinzo9988: "Would people play a new HL1 expansion if they did one?"

Of course they would. I finished Half-Life: Opposing Force just a few months ago.

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Initially misread as "Postal 2"; incredibly disappointed two seconds later.

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@unreal849: I would have been "meh" with Portal 2, but this is cool.

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@unreal849: you mean Portal 2..... same happened with me.

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@mr_azim@unreal849: Wow. I didn't read your comments before I posted. Same happened with me.

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@FLEEBS@mr_azim@unreal849: All of us!

We cannot blame Eddie. This silliness is on us.

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@olddadgamer@FLEEBS@mr_azim@unreal849: there's always room to blame Eddie. Don't worry, he feeds on the hate.

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@mr_azim@unreal849: Yeah... wow, I have not woken up yet, lol