Phorusrhacos grew up to 2.5 metres (8.2 ft) tall and weighed approximately 130 kilograms (290 lb). They had enormous skulls up to sixty centimetres (24 in) long, armed with powerful, hook-tipped beaks. The structure of the beak and the large claws on the toes show that they were carnivorous.
In Venture, Phorusrhacoses are rarely found in Venture, usually the extreme hills area may spawn the Phorusrhacoses. They are one of the many birds to be added in Venture, and one of the many flightless birds. A Phorusrhacos' skeleton can be found and brought to the Talisman to ressurect it. They are realatively large creatures. If it sees a player, it will attack it. They also attack horses.