Primeval Hunt is a dinosaur-themed lightgun shooter played from a first-person perspective. In the game the player assumes the role of a dinosaur hunter.
In the game the player goes on a dinosaur hunt using a shotgun, rifle or compound gun to kill the dinosaurs. The game offers twelve regular stage and some hidden stages in which ten different dinosaurs are encountered including a tyrannosaurus, triceratops and velociraptors. A touch screen is used to select a target on the map, plot a course and change the camera angle. The game can be played solo or with a friend.