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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 SEGA Saturn Ooooh! The game features some pretty interesting water effects.
Powerslave DOS Not good
Powerslave DOS Starting the game.
Powerslave DOS Swimming with the fishies...

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 (1810)
One of the PS1's best games PlayStation Luke Kavanagh (4)
A genuinely dull game DOS Maw (847)
The sega saturn couldn't handle 3D games.. this games proves it. SEGA Saturn Schutzstaffel88 (14)

Critic Reviews

SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) SEGA Saturn Nov 01, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Absolute Playstation PlayStation Apr, 1997 9 out of 10 90
Mega Fun SEGA Saturn Sep, 1996 88 out of 100 88
Defunct Games SEGA Saturn Jul 21, 2007 80 out of 100 80
Edge PlayStation Apr, 1997 8 out of 10 80
Game Players PlayStation Jun, 1997 7.7 out of 10 77
Gamezilla DOS Aug 17, 2000 76 out of 100 76
High Score PlayStation Apr, 1997 3 out of 5 60
Power Play DOS Jun, 1997 49 out of 100 49
Computer Games Magazine DOS 1997 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


Topic # Posts Last Post
PC version cheat codes & command line options 4 MrFlibble (4060)
Aug 29, 2012
PC vs. PlayStation/Saturn 2 Alaka (33408)
Jan 31, 2010
release date 2 formercontrib (159347)
Jan 17, 2010


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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Contributed to by Andrew Hartnett (2218), Satoshi Kunsai (1810) and formercontrib (159347)