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Powerslave (DOS)

Mature
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
56
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.2
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.
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Description

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.

Screenshots

Powerslave DOS Fun with a machine gun.
Powerslave DOS Not good
Powerslave DOS Fighting mummies that use ranged energy attacks.
Powerslave DOS Where there's lava,  there's a chance you'll be up against one of these

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 (849) 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars

The Press Says

Gamezilla Aug 17, 2000 76 out of 100 76
Joystick (French) Jul, 1997 72 out of 100 72
PC Games (Germany) Jul, 1997 71 out of 100 71
PC 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
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

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
PC version cheat codes & command line options 4 MrFlibble (3362)
Aug 29, 2012
PC vs. PlayStation/Saturn 2 Alaka (30466)
Jan 31, 2010
release date 2 thf (153584)
Jan 17, 2010

Trivia

While the DOS version of Powerslave uses the Build engine as noted below, the PlayStation and Saturn releases use Lobotomy's Slavedriver engine, which allows for unrestricted 3D architecture and real-time lighting similar to Quake. This is why in the Saturn and PS versions of the game you can see sloped surfaces and light coronas that aren't in the DOS version.

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Andrew Hartnett (2254) added Powerslave (DOS) on Oct 18, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Satoshi Kunsai (1816) and thf (153584)