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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 Shooting some hawks... and from the context of the game I's assume they are mummified hawks.
Powerslave PlayStation Main menu
Powerslave SEGA Saturn This is a level-end object. It looks oddly out of place on every level.
Powerslave PlayStation Stupid bugs

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 (846)
The sega saturn couldn't handle 3D games.. this games proves it. SEGA Saturn Schutzstaffel88 (14)

Critic Reviews

Hobby Consolas SEGA Saturn Oct, 1996 91 out of 100 91
Quebec Gamers PlayStation Jan 27, 2014 8.7 out of 10 87
Official UK PlayStation Magazine PlayStation 1997 8 out of 10 80
Joystick (French) DOS Jul, 1997 72 out of 100 72
PC Games (Germany) DOS Jul, 1997 71 out of 100 71
Gameplay (Benelux) DOS May, 1997 70 out of 100 70
Shooterplanet DOS Jan 09, 2007 65 out of 100 65
PC Jeux DOS Jun, 1997 50 out of 100 50
Power Play DOS Jun, 1997 49 out of 100 49
Privat Computer PC DOS 1997 48 out of 100 48


Topic # Posts Last Post
PC version cheat codes & command line options 4 MrFlibble (4408)
Aug 29, 2012
PC vs. PlayStation/Saturn 2 Alaka (35802)
Jan 31, 2010
release date 2 formercontrib (159636)
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.

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)
Contributed to by Andrew Hartnett (2196) and Satoshi Kunsai (1810)