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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 3DO Which somehow brings the dinosaurs back.
Primal Rage SNES Kicking your opponent
Primal Rage SEGA Saturn The Saturn version has a lot of bad FMV.

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An underrated classic DOS Medicine Man (374)
EXCELLENT Genesis Laura Rosenberger (7)
Street Fighter with dinosaurs. SNES Pixelspeech (1006)
Mortal Combat just got an upgrade! PlayStation Indra is stressed (20706)

Critic Reviews

PC Joker DOS Sep, 1995 81 out of 100 81
PC Games (Germany) DOS Oct, 1995 77 out of 100 77
Mega Fun Genesis Aug, 1995 74 out of 100 74
Thunderbolt Games Genesis Jul 04, 2010 7 out of 10 70
Video Games Genesis Aug, 1995 68 out of 100 68 SNES Jan 17, 2012 12 out of 20 60
The Video Game Critic Jaguar Oct 21, 2001 C+ 58
The Video Game Critic Genesis Oct 03, 1999 C 50
NowGamer PlayStation May 01, 1996 4.1 out of 10 41
Total! (Germany) Game Boy Apr, 1996 4 out of 6 40


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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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