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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 Die!
Primal Rage Game Gear Sauron conquers, and you loose...
Primal Rage Game Gear Choosing your player.
Primal Rage Game Gear In training mode you're allowed to choose which will be your player and your opponent. Here we have Sauron vs. Blizzard.

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Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) Game Gear Aug, 1995 4.5 out of 5 90
Digitiser Game Boy 1995 79 out of 100 79
Computer Games Magazine DOS Oct 16, 1996 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Game Boy Aug, 1995 7 out of 10 70 SEGA 32X May 21, 2012 6 out of 10 60 Genesis Jan 31, 2011 6 out of 10 60
GamePro (US) 3DO Feb, 1996 3 out of 5 60
IGN SEGA 32X Nov 25, 2008 4 out of 10 40
Digital Press - Classic Video Games SEGA 32X Sep 20, 2005 4 out of 10 40
All Game Guide Jaguar 1998 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 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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