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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 Game Gear Game Over.
Primal Rage Game Gear Sauron conquers, and you loose...
Primal Rage Game Gear Each opponent defeated grant's you a territory in primal world.
Primal Rage Game Gear Humm, better luck this time.

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GamePro (US) Aug, 1995 4.5 out of 5 90
Mean Machines Oct, 1995 83 out of 100 83
Game Players Oct, 1995 76 out of 100 76
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Aug, 1995 7 out of 10 70
neXGam 2002 7 out of 10 70
Mega Fun Aug, 1995 63 out of 100 63
The Video Game Critic Aug 15, 2014 C 50
Defunct Games Jan 03, 2009 20 out of 100 20


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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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chirinea (44087) added Primal Rage (Game Gear) on Oct 30, 2006
Other platforms contributed by PCGamer77 (3234), Kartanym (12784), Martin Smith (66801), Pseudo_Intellectual (60372) and quizzley7 (21719)