Powerslave (PlayStation)

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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 Overlay map
Powerslave PlayStation Stupid bugs
Powerslave PlayStation You may want to shoot him a bit more...
Powerslave PlayStation A camel?

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

Critic Reviews

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
Video Games Mar, 1997 85 out of 100 85
GamesCollection Jun 09, 2010 8.5 out of 10 85
Play Magazine 1997 84 out of 100 84
NowGamer Oct 01, 1996 8.4 out of 10 84
Official UK PlayStation Magazine 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


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PC version cheat codes & command line options 4 MrFlibble (4409)
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PC vs. PlayStation/Saturn 2 Alaka (35833)
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release date 2 formercontrib (159636)
Jan 17, 2010


Powerslave was originally to be released under the 3D Realms label. Its working title during its stint at 3D Realms was "Ruins: Return of the Gods". Screenshots of those early days were included in Apogee's Mystic Towers slideshow (circa July 1994).

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)
Satoshi Kunsai (1810) added Powerslave (PlayStation) on Jun 04, 2001
Other platforms contributed by Andrew Hartnett (2196) and Satoshi Kunsai (1810)