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 The Pharaoh wishes to have a word with you.
Powerslave PlayStation Not much, but better than a knife.
Powerslave PlayStation Stupid bugs
Powerslave PlayStation Main menu

Alternate Titles

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

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

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) Feb, 1997 4.5 out of 5 90
Absolute Playstation Apr, 1997 9 out of 10 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
Edge Apr, 1997 8 out of 10 80
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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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)
Satoshi Kunsai (1810) added Powerslave (PlayStation) on Jun 04, 2001
Other platforms contributed by Andrew Hartnett (2216) and Satoshi Kunsai (1810)