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Postal III (Stylized as PostaLIII) was the originally released third game in the POSTAL series, but has since been disowned by Running With Scissors. Because of this, it has since been listed as a non-canonical "spin-off" title and was subsequently retconned in Paradise Lost and POSTAL 4: No Regerts.


After nuking the town of Paradise in Apocalypse Weekend, The Postal Dude finds himself in Paradise's sister town Catharsis. Out of cash and needing fuel, the Postal Dude seeks employment.

What follows are two separate but existing story lines (as the Dude tends to reference his actions in different paths) known as the Good Path and the Insane Path.


Unlike its predecessors, Postal III is played in a third-person, over-the-shoulder perspective with a cover system and regenerating health. Another notable change is that Postal III is fairly linear compared to POSTAL 2 with any open world elements left in an unlockable free roam mode.

In addition to returning gameplay elements and weapons, Segways are introduced as vehicles in the game along with a morality system based on whether the player uses violent or nonviolent actions when completing a level. This affects the story leading the Dude toward either the Good path of joining the Catharsis Police Force or the Insane path of joining the Ecotologists with each path having its own unique ending.


On November 21, 2022, the game was delisted from Steam due to issues with the ActControl DRM. The activation server went down for unknown reasons meaning Steam was unable to generate keys needed for people to run the game. This also meant people with the Retail version were unable to activate their copies through ActControl or Steam.

Ten months later, on September 29, 2023, RWS was given limited access to the game store by the publisher of the now-bankrupt Akella, which later in October 13th 2023, the game was relisted on the Steam storefront with improvements such as fixed crashes, fixed multiple bugs, increased performance, and more due to the help of developers from Zoom, plus added Fart Gun to the game, which was initially a pre-order exclusive. As of today, Postal III is still receiving support on both Steam and Zoom Platform, and continued to be updated with new localization, bug fixes. The game soundtrack were later also made available on Steam in both MP3 and FLAC.


  • In the original release, a remixed version of "Goodbye Almond Eyes" by Tokyo Rose was used in the Porn World and Jennifer Walcott Bodyguard missions. This would be later patched out due to Akella not actually having the rights. The song itself can still be found in the American Postal III manual, which lists the entire soundtrack.
    • The track that replaced "Goodbye Almond Eyes" is "Illegal Makarov Recipe" by The Hens, seemingly a techno cover of Richard Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries".
  • The Russian version had a pre-order exclusive DLC weapon known as the Fart Gun that isn't available for purchase in the international versions of the game. It is, however, possible to mod the game to add the Fart Gun to the international versions. The Fart Gun was later included on the Zoom Platform version of the game, however despite mentioned in the changelog on Steam, the Fart Gun was mistakenly not included for the Steam version until January 29, 2024 patch, when it was finally added to the Steam version.
  • On Running With Scissors' website, clicking on a link that supposedly leads to Postal III's page will simply bring you to a YouTube video of Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up".
  • The game was effectively removed from the official POSTAL timeline via Paradise Lost and POSTAL 4: No Regerts.
  • In POSTAL 2, there are two achievements that mock POSTAL III:
    • "SCREW that game!", awarded by urinating on a copy of the game in the Junkyard
    • "Better than POSTAL III", awarded by completing Paradise Lost on any difficulty
      • POSTAL 4 continues the trend with a Rampage challenge, introduced in v 1.0.5, that requires you to piss or burn Postal III copies in a landfill in Mexico to unlock the PIII Outfit.

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