This past April, Running with Scissors released the Paradise Lost expansion for Postal 2 - 12 years after the game's original release.

This past April, Running with Scissors released the Paradise Lost expansion for Postal 2 – 12 years after the game’s original release.

It’s a great time to be a fan of old school games, even if the game is only a decade or two old. Every other week seems like there’s an HD remake, dlc expansion, spiritual successor, compilation, or plain old re-release of a classic game on the horizon. Take Postal 2 for instance. This past year, developer Running With Scissors released Paradise Lost, an expansion for Postal 2 which sees the Postal Dude returning to his hometown, which has been reduced to a radioactive wasteland. Along with Postal, four other games from the late 90s and early 2000s are receiving new content this year. Read on to see what’s new with your favorite modern day classics.

Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 2


This past summer, Obsidian’s RPG follow up to one of the best Star Wars games ever made received several new features via Steam, including workshop compatibility, controller support, and widescreen compatibility. Fans can go to the workshop to download the famous content pack mod which fixes bugs and restores content that was cut from the original game. Even though it’s story may no longer be canon (due to Lucasarts being owned by Disney), KOTOR 2 remains one of the best Star Wars games to date.

System Shock


An enhanced version of Irrational Game’s FPS/RPG classic was released on last week. People who own System Shock 2 can purchase the game for only $5.99 Featuring enhanced graphics and improved controls, System Shock tells the tale of a hacker having to outwit a killer A.I. System Shock’s RPG/FPS hybrid action paved the way for games such as Deus Ex, Borderlands, and Bioshock, (which was created by Irrational games, who developed System Shock’s sequel). If you have yet to try out this classic, now is the perfect time to do so.

Age of Mythology: Tale of the Dragon & Age of Empires II: The African Kingdoms


When Age of Mythology was released in 2003, it’s 3d look represented the halfway point between AOE 2 and 3, and it’s mythology-inspired units and gameplay gave the game a unique style of its own. Last year Age of Mythology was given an HD remake featuring Steamworkshop support, day/night cycles, and Twitch tv support. This fall, the game will receive an all new expansion, Tale of the Dragon, featuring an all new civilization, the Chinese. On the more-realistic and historical side of things, Age of Empires 2 HD will receive an all new expansion, The African Kingdoms. The African Kingdoms will allow players to take control of the Berbers and the Mali among other African civilizations. 16 years later, AOE II remains a favorite of RTS gamers everywhere.

What other classic titles would you like to see receive new content? Vampire: The Masquerade? Command and Conquer? Warcraft 3?