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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.


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There are 119 other screenshots from other versions of this game or official promotional screenshots.

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User Reviews

Mortal Combat just got an upgrade! Indra was here (20905) 4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) Mar, 1996 4 out of 5 80
GameFan Magazine Feb, 1996 78 out of 100 78
Game Players Feb, 1996 74 out of 100 74
Video Games Jan, 1996 74 out of 100 74
Mega Fun Jan, 1996 71 out of 100 71
The Video Game Critic Mar 26, 2017 C+ 58
Official UK PlayStation Magazine 1996 5 out of 10 50
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Mar, 1996 5 out of 10 50
IGN Nov 25, 1996 5 out of 10 50
NowGamer May 01, 1996 4.1 out of 10 41


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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 (21709) added Primal Rage (PlayStation) on Apr 27, 2003
Other platforms contributed by PCGamer77 (3235), chirinea (46463), Kartanym (12758), Martin Smith (67781), Pseudo_Intellectual (62554) and quizzley7 (21709)