for Half-Life

1st January 1998

Basic Details
  • Title: Postal
  • File Name: hl1-sp-postal.7z
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  • Size : 246Kb
  • Author: Barry A Bollinger
  • Date Released: 03 August 1999
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Avoid It!
Think Twice
Play It Later
Play It Now!

2 recommendations, average score: 1.5 (out of 5), standard deviation: 0.25 (what's that?)
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Avoid It!Think Twice


  1. Avoid It!

    one of the most boring maps ever. “Nuff said.

  2. Mel

    Hi rzx150,dont be put off by this very early piece of work by the author, there are some great HL1 and OP Forces mods by him that you should go play.

  3. sry for the harsh comment. well, Dark Operations was good.

  4. Ade

    can this be played on steam? considering it’s one map and some graphs..

  5. Anonymous

    It’ll work, though your maps folder is in a different place.

  6. Think Twice

    To shorten it: it’s a tiny kill-everything-on-two-legs map.

    Taken from the readme:

    *Level description*

    I created this level to be a stress reliever. It’s a good way to release aggression, and it’s also fun to shoot a bunch of non-hostile characters sometimes. Most other scientist killing maps I’ve seen have something wrong with them, they’re either poorly made, terribly slow, too unrealistic, or just sick. So, I made this map. Enjoy.


    That’s pretty much it, you start outside with a crowbar only, walk straightforward into the building and grab almost every HL weapon (except rocket launcher and Hivehand) and start going postal.
    There’s only one corridor leading to several rooms. Every room is filled with quite many scientists and some Barneys.
    When everyone is dead it’s the end, but nothing happens.

    It indeed can be fun for a while and besides many other kill-all-scientists maps this one’s not too bad. Design is nice but basic. Some details here and there.
    It’s your choice how to kill everyone due to the large amount of weapons and ammo you carry.

    Very short but can be indeed stress reliever if you just want brainless action 😉

    Playtime: less than 5 minutes

  7. Ten Four Reviews

    In my opinion, this is the funnest level Barry Bollinger has made, or maybe we’re just getting used to him.

    Barry is becoming the most prolific SP mapper Half-Life has to offer. Tenacity is a good thing, but so’s quality and that’s something Postal and Barry’s other maps lack. But, I mean it when I say this map is fun; it’s just… pointless.

    If my telltale hints haven’t led to a conclusion yet: yes, this is another scinetist/barney killing level 🙂 I can here the sighs already, but if it’s any compliment, this is the most accomplished of any level of this type. Free from poor framerates in South Easter Lan Party, or boring visuals in ts_mf, or a combination of both in the abominable Blood and Guts, I just never had as much fun killing brainy scientist as in Postal.

    But, needless to say, this is also a quickly forgettable experience as all levels of this variety will be.

    Continue reading the review on Ten Four…

    This review is republished here by permission and was originally published Wednesday, 25th August, 1999 by Jiang.

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