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Powerslave (PlayStation)

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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.
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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 PlayStation Main menu
Powerslave PlayStation A camel?
Powerslave PlayStation Not much, but better than a knife.
Powerslave PlayStation Overlay map

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

One of the PS1's best games Luke Kavanagh (4) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars

The Press Says

Absolute Playstation Apr, 1997 9 out of 10 90
GamePro (US) Feb, 1997 4.5 out of 5 90
Quebec Gamers Jan 27, 2014 8.7 out of 10 87
GamesCollection Jun 09, 2010 8.5 out of 10 85
NowGamer Oct 01, 1996 8.4 out of 10 84
Play Magazine 1997 84 out of 100 84
Official UK PlayStation Magazine 1997 8 out of 10 80
Edge Apr, 1997 8 out of 10 80
Game Players Jun, 1997 7.7 out of 10 77
High Score Apr, 1997 3 out of 5 60


Topic # Posts Last Post
PC version cheat codes & command line options 4 MrFlibble (3987)
Aug 29, 2012
PC vs. PlayStation/Saturn 2 Alaka (33089)
Jan 31, 2010
release date 2 formercontrib (158686)
Jan 17, 2010


This game used and early version of the Build engine developed by 3D Realms and made popular by Duke Nukem 3d. Even though the registered version of Powerslave was released long after Duke 3d, it used an earlier version of the engine, making it technologically inferior.

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Satoshi Kunsai (1811) added Powerslave (PlayStation) on Jun 04, 2001
Other platforms contributed by Andrew Hartnett (2218), Satoshi Kunsai (1811) and formercontrib (158686)