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Primal Rage (DOS)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.
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A meteor struck the Earth, and caused great chaos. Seven gods from ancient times awoke, and are now attempting to take control of the post-apocalyptic world.

Primal Rage is a one-on-one fighting game featuring dinosaurs and giant apes as the fighters. The graphics are done with digitized stop-motion animation. Gameplay is similar to Mortal Kombat in that it is viewed from a side perspective, and features deadly finishing moves at the end of the match.


Primal Rage DOS Multi 2
Primal Rage DOS New land conquered
Primal Rage DOS Fighter Selection
Primal Rage DOS Title Screen

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An underrated classic Medicine Man (367) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

The Press Says

PC Gamer Dec, 1995 90 out of 100 90
Joystick (French) Oct, 1995 88 out of 100 88
The DOS Spirit Dec 02, 2013 5 out of 6 83
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Oct, 1995 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Games (Germany) Oct, 1995 77 out of 100 77
Power Play Oct, 1995 71 out of 100 71
Computer Games Magazine Oct 16, 1996 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
PC Player (Germany) Oct, 1995 69 out of 100 69
High Score Dec, 1995 2 out of 5 40


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There was going to be a sequel Primal Rage 2 but due to poor sales it got cancelled. However Atari felt it need a sequel in one form or another so the book written John Vornholt called Primal Rage: The Avatars was made instead of a second game.

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