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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 Shooting an exploding barrel...
Powerslave PlayStation Stupid bugs
Powerslave DOS Guardians of Bast - they are forever teleporting all over the place
Powerslave DOS Starting the game.

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

Only place where it feels most at home... SEGA Saturn Satoshi Kunsai (1816)
One of the PS1's best games PlayStation Luke Kavanagh (4)
A genuinely dull game DOS Maw (849)
The sega saturn couldn't handle 3D games.. this games proves it. SEGA Saturn Schutzstaffel88 (14)

The Press Says

Hobby Consolas SEGA Saturn Oct, 1996 91 out of 100 91
Absolute Playstation PlayStation Apr, 1997 9 out of 10 90
GamePro (US) PlayStation Feb, 1997 4.5 out of 5 90
Mega Fun SEGA Saturn Sep, 1996 88 out of 100 88
NowGamer PlayStation Oct 01, 1996 8.4 out of 10 84
Shooterplanet DOS Jan 09, 2007 65 out of 100 65
High Score PlayStation Apr, 1997 3 out of 5 60
GameSpot SEGA Saturn Dec 01, 1996 5.4 out of 10 54
Privat Computer PC DOS 1997 48 out of 100 48
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS May, 1997 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30


Topic # Posts Last Post
PC version cheat codes & command line options 4 MrFlibble (3193)
Aug 29, 2012
PC vs. PlayStation/Saturn 2 Alaka (30428)
Jan 31, 2010
release date 2 thf (152363)
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).

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Contributed to by Andrew Hartnett (2254), Satoshi Kunsai (1816) and thf (152363)