Vertigo is one of the playable characters in Atari’s Primal Rage, released in 1994 for the Arcades and later ported to many home consoles. She was also a playable character in the canceled sequel Primal Rage 2.

In the first Primal Rage, Vertigo is also the boss character. 


Vertigo from the Primal Rage Games: an Overview

Charactername: Vertigo    Developed /Created by Atari Games 
Gameseries: Primal Rage   First seen on: Arcades 
First Game:  Primal Rage    Year first seen: 1994 
Last Game: Primal Rage 2 (cancelled)   Birthplace:  
Role(s) and Characteristics: Fighting Game Character & Boss      
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Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Vertigo from Primal Rage




Vertigo from Primal Rage drawn for the Game-Art-HQ Video Game Character Database

Vertigo is a pretty interesting beast design, but her dark background story, as well as her very effective moveset, made her really one of the most interesting Primal Rage characters. I think it just fits that she is the first character from the game, drawn for our VG Character DB Project here.

Mortalshinobi, one of the artists that are on board since 2011 already, drew her with his usual dedication and called his piece the “Serpent Queen”. A name that totally fits Vertigo!


Vertigo in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects


Vertigo is not yet a part of a Game-Art-HQ Community Art Collaboration


Selected Fan Art of Vertigo



by Pio Paulo Santana



Updates in the Video Game Character Database entry and game art gallery of Vertigo from Primal Rage

14.08.2019 – Creation of Vertigo’s Gallery and DB Entry