Primal Rage

Not an American user?


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 SNES Knocked it up into the air
Primal Rage 3DO Yuk yuk
Primal Rage SNES Selecting a primal fighter.
Primal Rage Arcade Reptiles fight

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

An underrated classic DOS Medicine Man (367)
EXCELLENT Genesis Laura Rosenberger (7)
Street Fighter with dinosaurs. SNES Pixelspeech (955)
Mortal Combat just got an upgrade! PlayStation Indra is stressed (20013)

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) Game Gear Aug, 1995 4.5 out of 5 90
Joystick (French) DOS Oct, 1995 88 out of 100 88
GameFan Magazine PlayStation Feb, 1996 78 out of 100 78
Amiga Games Amiga May, 1996 75 out of 100 75
Computer Games Magazine DOS Oct 16, 1996 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70 SEGA 32X May 21, 2012 6 out of 10 60 SNES Jan 17, 2012 12 out of 20 60
IGN PlayStation Nov 25, 1996 5 out of 10 50
Digital Press - Classic Video Games SEGA 32X Sep 20, 2005 4 out of 10 40
The Video Game Critic SNES Oct 02, 1999 D 25


There are currently no topics for this game.



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.

Information also contributed by Fighting Freak

Related Web Sites

Contributed to by PCGamer77 (3008), chirinea (35989), Kartanym (10751), Martin Smith (63028), Pseudo_Intellectual (45148) and quizzley7 (21165)