- Debut: 1994
By the mid-1990s, Atari stopped focusing on their own consoles as they turned to focus on developing video games only. Primal Rage proved their gamble was a good one, as they released this game in 1994 for arcades to critical and financial success. The game is set in a post-apocalyptic version of Earth called “Urth.” You as the player will control one of several unique, large beasts. Each will battle the other to determine the planet’s fate. Of course, this fighting game is similar to others in its genre. What made it a little more unique were the extremely gory finishing moves. While porting did happen to home consoles, no one could port a perfect arcade version. That was due to a unique copy protection method Atari used on the game.