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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 Claws attack
Primal Rage Game Boy Opening Cinematic
Primal Rage Jaguar Title Screen
Primal Rage DOS Bloody bite

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Primal Rage Magazine Advertisement
Primal Rage Magazine Advertisement Inner back cover

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Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) Game Gear Aug, 1995 4.5 out of 5 90
GamePro (US) SEGA 32X Feb, 1996 4 out of 5 80
GamePro (US) PlayStation Mar, 1996 4 out of 5 80
Mega Fun PlayStation Jan, 1996 71 out of 100 71
neXGam Jaguar 2008 7 out of 10 70
Video Games Genesis Aug, 1995 68 out of 100 68
GameFan Magazine SEGA Saturn Jun, 1996 66 out of 100 66
GamePro (US) 3DO Feb, 1996 3 out of 5 60
Mega Fun Game Boy Aug, 1995 57 out of 100 57
The Video Game Critic SEGA Saturn Mar 26, 2002 D 25


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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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