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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 SEGA Saturn Talon vs. Sauron
Primal Rage Arcade Vulcano
Primal Rage DOS Attract Screen
Primal Rage DOS New land conquered

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An underrated classic DOS Medicine Man (365)
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Critic Reviews

Joystick (French) DOS Oct, 1995 88 out of 100 88
GamePro (US) Genesis Sep, 1995 4 out of 5 80
GameFan Magazine PlayStation Feb, 1996 78 out of 100 78
Gameplay (Benelux) DOS Oct, 1995 72 out of 100 72
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Genesis Sep, 1995 7 out of 10 70
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Game Boy Aug, 1995 7 out of 10 70
Video Games Game Boy Aug, 1995 67 out of 100 67
GameFan Magazine SEGA Saturn Jun, 1996 66 out of 100 66
GamePro (US) Jaguar Apr, 1996 3 out of 5 60
Defunct Games Game Gear Jan 03, 2009 20 out of 100 20


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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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