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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 Swimming with the fishies...
Powerslave SEGA Saturn World map.
Powerslave SEGA Saturn Inventory/pause screen.
Powerslave SEGA Saturn Shooting some hawks... and from the context of the game I's assume they are mummified hawks.

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

SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) SEGA Saturn Nov 01, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Mega Fun SEGA Saturn Sep, 1996 88 out of 100 88
Edge PlayStation Apr, 1997 8 out of 10 80
Gameplay (Benelux) DOS May, 1997 70 out of 100 70
The Video Game Critic SEGA Saturn Sep 12, 2008 B- 67
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
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 (4406)
Aug 29, 2012
PC vs. PlayStation/Saturn 2 Alaka (35436)
Jan 31, 2010
release date 2 formercontrib (159645)
Jan 17, 2010


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