A Week In Paradise (AWP for short) is a third party modification for Postal 2, released on September 25th 2007. In order for it to be played, a copy of Apocalypse Weekend is also required due to the features imported from that game. Due to the high praise the mod recieved, it was later officially shipped by Running With Scissors Inc. with all Postal games and Eternal Damnation, another mod, in a bundle called the Fudge Pack. On December 13 2013, AWP was added to Postal 2 Complete as a game mode, but lacks some Eternal Damnation and all M@DJ@cK@L content of the original version, althrough steam workshop mods exist which restore lost items such as these.
AWP was developed and released by Resurrection Studios under the anger of Apocalypse Weekend, the official Postal 2 expansion. While it was called an expansion, many fans of the series and the AWP developers themselves stated that it was not, as it did not add anything to the original game and was rather a "sub-sequel" in the series. The new weapons and extra gore featured in the expansion were not available to use and implement in Postal 2 without extensive modding and fileswapping. Originally under the name AW7 (Apocalypse Weekend 7), it imported the Apocalypse Weekend features such as the extra gore and weapons over to the original, as well as the two extra days; making the two games a seamless, single experience. As many more features were introduced, AW7 was renamed and finalised to AWP (A Week In Paradise).
AWP combines both Postal 2 and its expansion Apocalypse Weekend together, thus giving the player access to the Apocalypse Weekend weapons, days and extreme gore whilst playing the original Postal 2. On top of this, more weapons from other mods such as Eternal Damnation and M@DJ@cK@L's mods are ported in. Civilians now have more models, as well as accessories such as handbags and hats. Police are much tougher and sport deadlier weapons. Extra gore on top of Apocalypse Weekends' has also been implemented, with the ability to expose internal organs and hack off more body parts.
- Dogs can no longer fetch weapons or human heads in this mod, altough they can still be fed and befriended.
- The arcade game "teen sniper" was originally able to be played in this mod, however, for unkown reasons, the mini-game was removed. The player was to go into Chicken Queen Estates on Monday and talk to a RWS employee, the employee was to give the Dude a motherboard and the player was informed to take the motherboard to the arcade and give it to the cashier. Once this was done, the teen sniper game could be played. It took place in an open area with a single building and many people, and the dude stood atop a tower and was to snipe various people. This minigame can still be re-enabled with the installation of a patch from the internet.