Powerslave (DOS)

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In this First person shooter, you're an armed forces specialist sent to investigate strange happenings at the ancient Egyptian city of Karnak. Soon you learn that alien invaders with a penchant for mummifying humans alive have taken over the place. You have to fight your way through increasingly difficult levels with an unbelievable cast in order to finish it.


Powerslave DOS Fun with a machine gun.
Powerslave DOS Title screen
Powerslave DOS Fighting mummies that use ranged energy attacks.
Powerslave DOS The game also supports a high-resolution (640x400) mode.

Alternate Titles

  • "Seireki 1999: Pharaoh no Fukkatsu" -- Japanese title
  • "Ruins: Return of the Gods" -- Working title
  • "Exhumed" -- European title

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User Reviews

A genuinely dull game Maw (846) 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars

Critic Reviews

Gamezilla Aug 17, 2000 76 out of 100 76
PC Games (Germany) Jul, 1997 71 out of 100 71
Gameplay (Benelux) May, 1997 70 out of 100 70
Shooterplanet Jan 09, 2007 65 out of 100 65
PC Jeux Jun, 1997 50 out of 100 50
Power Play Jun, 1997 49 out of 100 49
Privat Computer PC 1997 48 out of 100 48
Computer Games Magazine 1997 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
PC Player (Germany) Oct, 1997 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Computer Gaming World (CGW) May, 1997 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30


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PC version cheat codes & command line options 4 MrFlibble (4406)
Aug 29, 2012
PC vs. PlayStation/Saturn 2 Alaka (35211)
Jan 31, 2010
release date 2 formercontrib (159645)
Jan 17, 2010


On January 30, 1999, Exhumed (Powerslave) was put on the infamous German index by the BPjS.

Note: Indexed products by the BPjS/BPjM are illegal to sell or make available to minors in Germany and it is illegal to advertise for it in any form. But there is absolutely no law forbidding any adult to buy such a product. The only exception is when a game was in addition also confiscated (or put on the so-called "List B" for BPjM games), but this is rather seldom the case.

In this particularly case here, Exhumed was just indexed, but not confiscated.

However, due to the fact that advertisement also means the presence of a product on the shelves of a store, the product will disappear from the public. But it can be bought in supporting stores "under the desk" (per request).

BPjS/BPjM = German Bundesprüfstelle für jugendgefährdende Schriften/Medien = Federal Examination Office for Youth-Endangering Publications/Media.

Related Web Sites

  • Powerslave (official game page at Playmates Interactive Entertainment's website, archived from 1997 by the Wayback Machine)
  • SegaSaturn.co.uk Interview (Interview with one of the designers and the lead programmer for the Sega Saturn version, Ezra Dreisbach.)
  • Wikipedia: Powerslave (Information about Powerslave at Wikipedia)
Andrew Hartnett (2196) added Powerslave (DOS) on Oct 18, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Satoshi Kunsai (1810)