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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 Arcade Monster's wrestling
Primal Rage DOS New land conquered
Primal Rage Jaguar Armadon hides from Talon
Primal Rage Game Gear Main Menu Screen.

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Primal Rage Magazine Advertisement Inner back cover

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User Reviews

An underrated classic DOS Medicine Man (374)
EXCELLENT Genesis Laura Rosenberger (7)
Street Fighter with dinosaurs. SNES Pixelspeech (1006)
Mortal Combat just got an upgrade! PlayStation Indra was here (20911)

Critic Reviews

Mean Machines SEGA 32X Mar, 1996 80 out of 100 80
Video Games PlayStation Jan, 1996 74 out of 100 74
Power Play DOS Oct, 1995 71 out of 100 71
Mega Fun SEGA Saturn Jul, 1996 71 out of 100 71
neXGam Jaguar 2008 7 out of 10 70
Video Games Game Boy Aug, 1995 67 out of 100 67
Amiga Joker Amiga Nov, 1995 61 out of 100 61
Score DOS Sep, 1995 6 out of 10 60 Genesis Jan 31, 2011 6 out of 10 60
The Video Game Critic Genesis Oct 03, 1999 C 50


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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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