- Platform: Windows XP / Vista / 7
- PEGI Rating: Ages 3 and Over
- Media: CD-ROM
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Post Master (PC DVD)
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- Build more and better run post offices, widen your delivery territories and deal with staff
- Buy vehicles, keep your customers happy, upgrade your post offices and introduce new services
- Run a fast and efficient business and your customers will reward you with loyalty
- Damage your company's profile by closing a post office or sacking a postal employee
- Generate revenue via stamp sales, letter and parcel deliveries and beating your competitors
- Your company expenses will include staff salaries, building rents and buying and maintaining vehicles
- Increase your staff's morale by installing air-conditioning, buying flowers and providing free refreshments
Can you set up and run your own mail distribution business and pit your commercial brain against your competitor who will try to open more post offices, offer better services and deliver people's mail quicker and more cheaply than you can? Then welcome to Post Master! Constant customer and staff satisfaction is the key to success
Top Customer Reviews
It does auto-save each 'day', so you don't loose all that much when it happens. Its just annoying.
Beyond basic programming glitching, which is true to form for Excalibur Games, the game isn't utterly awful. That being said, its not brilliant either. Its very basic, very rudimentary, and very easy to go "Okay, done that, now what?" 99% of the game is actually sitting there watching little bikes/vans zoom around the city, doing automated tasks, and bringing in money. You need Rep Stars to actually unlock things, which you get from doing priority deliveries, being the best company of the week, and 'achievement' style missions. Again, its very repetitive, and very dull. You will spend an inordinate amount of time just watching the ticker go by.
Graphics wise, its not that advanced. They're not hideous, but they're stuck in the late 90's early 00's. Any fans of Capitalism or Industry Giant will feel a sense of de-ja-vu looking at your 'city'. The 'strategic view' is reasonably helpful, but not in any real way that can help you with strategic planning.
In terms of gameplay, what little of it I've actually done before I got fed up of the constant crashes, its not bad at all. Its certainly educational in the realms of how the Postal system works.Read more ›
Unfortunately this game really disappointed me. Not so much the pathetic tutorial which was very hard to follow and required too much reading of text, or the graphics which are not very pleasing on the eyes, but the actual game mechanics were just so bizarre and very unintuitive. It made me think this game was made by a single person learning how to program a computer rather than be a realistic contender for a title that cost nearly ten quid to buy.
If you're looking for some kind of game for delivery of products, maybe a simulation of the big names like TNT, DHL or Royal Mail, or an updated version of Road to Riches, sadly this game isn't it.
I had no problems installing Post Master (PC DVD) and on my son's gaming PC it ran absolutely fine.
Now I am not saying that Post Master is a particularly exciting game, but for me it certainly has it's merits. Once I had completed the tutorial which I have to agree was unnecessarily long, I thoroughly enjoyed running my post office business and I liked the fact that the game incorporates a competitor who will try to offer a faster and cheaper delivery service. I'll admit that you have to spend an inordinately amount of time watching and waiting for deliveries to be made and mail to be collected although you can offset some of that time by planning your next strategy.
So to sum up Post Master for the PC can be enjoyable if you like slow paced relaxing gameplay, but it could be improved by removing about two thirds of the tutorial and by speeding up some of the more mundane gameplay such as delivery and collecting of mail.
It's 82Mb in size and the graphics are very basic. It's a throwback to 15 years ago in terms of game play and graphics.
Originally I thought that perhaps this was a children's game but you realise quite quickly that there are many variable you need to manage and simply put there's no way anyone could succeed in this if not an adult.
I guess if I were looking for a really cheap game and wanted something I would spend weeks mastering and I didn't care about graphics , then this might be for me but to be fair at this price there are loads of games on STEAM that you can play to your hearts content. Although Steam does normally require an internet connection.
All in all it's too much of a time sink for very little reward. It's a shame really as someone spent a lot of time getting this to work well and the variables and things to line up ... but a POST OFFICE simulator? Really?
I like retro games such as Space Invaders and Paperboy. So I thought this be an updated game that'd I'd love.
The accompanying sound/soundtrack was uninteresting and uninspiring.
They seemed to have been inspired by an artist taken back in time to 1984.
Running a post office in a poorly executed fashion is not the ideal concept for a game.
No. I played it twice and won't play it again.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am a fan of simulator games, such as Theme Park, Theme Hospital, Caesar III, Tropico and The Sims. Read morePublished on 12 Sept. 2014 by E. E. Hughes
I like simulation games as I can take them into hospital with me when I have to stay; at least they keep me occupied. Read morePublished on 5 Sept. 2014 by Su
The game is ok - more fun for younger players perhaps than older - I find that too much time is spent watching and waiting for things to happen. The game is quite basic. Read morePublished on 29 Aug. 2014 by Socks
I was really looking forward to playing this game, as I love these kind of games (being a huge fan of zoo tycoon) and thought this was an interesting twist on them. Read morePublished on 29 Aug. 2014 by Jennifer
An odd and rather unsettling experience, like being taken back to a time that never quite existed, this game being a slightly off -kilter attempt at the sort of empire building... Read morePublished on 23 Aug. 2014 by Anthony Miles
this is cheap, this is cheerful, but its effectively useless as I CANNOT get it to work on my pc for some reason...tried several times and in the end had to give up... Read morePublished on 21 Aug. 2014 by S. Hammond
I don't know if it's the operating system or that there is a bug, but this game has not properly installed on my Windows 8 laptop. Read morePublished on 18 Aug. 2014 by ziggy_fan
great little interactive game this, played it with the grand-kids but power went to 7 year old's head a bit, think he thought he was really the postmaster, anyway the object of the... Read morePublished on 16 Aug. 2014 by E. Dale
Not a bad little game. Gets a bit tedious after a while, but it's a great distraction. Reminds me of Sim City Societies in many ways. Well made, easy to play and fun. Read morePublished on 16 Aug. 2014 by Tdroid