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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 SEGA Saturn World map.
Powerslave DOS Lava pit,  be careful jumping over these,  naturally
Powerslave DOS Don't know about you, but I wish I could leave ASAP.

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
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) SEGA Saturn Nov 01, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Quebec Gamers PlayStation Jan 27, 2014 8.7 out of 10 87
NowGamer PlayStation Oct 01, 1996 8.4 out of 10 84
Play Magazine PlayStation 1997 84 out of 100 84
PC Games (Germany) DOS Jul, 1997 71 out of 100 71
Shooterplanet DOS Jan 09, 2007 65 out of 100 65
Power Play DOS Jun, 1997 49 out of 100 49
Computer Games Magazine DOS 1997 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
PC Player (Germany) DOS Oct, 1997 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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


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).

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)