Primal Rage

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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 Blood on my face! I can't see anything!
Primal Rage Genesis Special power
Primal Rage Genesis Peaceful scenery, not-so-peaceful actions...
Primal Rage Jaguar The Battle Loads

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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 (20015)

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) Genesis Sep, 1995 4 out of 5 80
GamePro (US) PlayStation Mar, 1996 4 out of 5 80
GameFan Magazine SEGA Saturn Jun, 1996 66 out of 100 66
Amiga Joker Amiga Nov, 1995 61 out of 100 61
The Video Game Critic Jaguar Oct 21, 2001 C+ 58
Video Games & Computer Entertainment PlayStation Mar, 1996 5 out of 10 50
The Video Game Critic SEGA 32X May 13, 2000 C 50
Defunct Games SEGA 32X Jul 23, 2005 40 out of 100 40
IGN SEGA 32X Nov 25, 2008 4 out of 10 40
High Score DOS Dec, 1995 2 out of 5 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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