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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 Attract Screen
Primal Rage DOS Die!
Primal Rage DOS New land conquered
Primal Rage DOS mirror match

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Primal Rage Magazine Advertisement Inner back cover
Primal Rage Magazine Advertisement

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User Reviews

An underrated classic Medicine Man (374) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

Critic Reviews

PC Gamer Dec, 1995 90 out of 100 90
Joystick (French) Oct, 1995 88 out of 100 88
The Retro Spirit Dec 02, 2013 5 out of 6 83
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Oct, 1995 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gameplay (Benelux) Oct, 1995 72 out of 100 72
Power Play Oct, 1995 71 out of 100 71
Computer Games Magazine Oct 16, 1996 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
PC Player (Germany) Oct, 1995 69 out of 100 69
Score Sep, 1995 6 out of 10 60
High Score 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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quizzley7 (21710) added Primal Rage (DOS) on Dec 31, 2001
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