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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 Inventory/pause screen.
Powerslave PlayStation Not much, but better than a knife.
Powerslave SEGA Saturn Note the nice wall textures.
Powerslave SEGA Saturn Knifing some spiders! w00t!

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

Shin Force SEGA Saturn Feb 02, 1997 9.2 out of 10 92
Mega Fun SEGA Saturn Sep, 1996 88 out of 100 88
Play Magazine PlayStation 1997 84 out of 100 84
NowGamer PlayStation Oct 01, 1996 8.4 out of 10 84
Gamezilla DOS Aug 17, 2000 76 out of 100 76
The Video Game Critic SEGA Saturn Sep 12, 2008 B- 67
High Score PlayStation Apr, 1997 3 out of 5 60
PC Jeux DOS Jun, 1997 50 out of 100 50
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 (3208)
Aug 29, 2012
PC vs. PlayStation/Saturn 2 Alaka (30333)
Jan 31, 2010
release date 2 thf (152335)
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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Contributed to by Andrew Hartnett (2254), Satoshi Kunsai (1816) and thf (152335)