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Powerslave (Exhumed in Europe) is a first person shooter developed by Lobotomy Software and published by Playmates Interactive in 1996.


Insectoid aliens have taken over the city of Karnak and plan to ressurrect the pharaoh Ramses to take over the world. You are a soldier guided by Ramses' ghost and you must slay the invaders.


The game was released for Saturn, PlayStation, and MS-DOS. However, the console versions are vastly different from the computer one. The consoles used Lobotomy's SlaveDriver engine, and have a Metroid-like design in which, after acquiring new skills, you can go back to previous stages and reach previously unaccessible sections. In contrast, the computer version uses 3D Realms' Build engine, and is a strictly linear affair.

In 2015, a fan remake based on the PlayStation version called Powerslave EX was released. The download was then removed as Night Dive Studios hired its developer and planned to release that port commercially. This release, renamed Powerslave Exhumed, finally came out in 2022.


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