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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 3DO Sauron vs Diablo
Primal Rage Arcade Player select
Primal Rage SEGA Saturn The Saturn version has a lot of bad FMV.
Primal Rage Arcade Portraits before fight

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An underrated classic DOS Medicine Man (365)
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Critic Reviews

Video Games PlayStation Jan, 1996 74 out of 100 74
Game Players PlayStation Feb, 1996 74 out of 100 74
Mega Fun SEGA Saturn Jul, 1996 71 out of 100 71
Power Play DOS Oct, 1995 71 out of 100 71
Video Games & Computer Entertainment SEGA Saturn Jun, 1996 6 out of 10 60
The Video Game Critic 3DO Sep 25, 2005 C 50
The Video Game Critic Game Gear Aug 15, 2014 C 50
IGN SEGA 32X Nov 25, 2008 4 out of 10 40
Defunct Games Genesis Feb 22, 2013 D+ 33
The Video Game Critic SNES Oct 02, 1999 D 25


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Continuing with the Mortal Kombat fiasco, Nintendo censored this game as well. Chaos' Golden Shower finishing move (you can figure it out) has been 'fixed' so that a CENSORED bar appears across the screen and Chaos freezes in his 'relief' position.

Planned sequel

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

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