Good Game: PowerSlave (PS)

Another Good Game

Today its PowerSlave (Exhumed) a 1997 first-person shooter developed by Lobotomy Software and published by Playmates Interactive for the Sony PlayStation. PowerSlave is set in and around the ancient Egyptian city of Karnak in the late 20th century.

It was released in North America, Europe and Japan, for the Sega Saturn, PlayStation, and MS-DOS over the course of a year from late 1996 to late 1997. On 24th May 2015, Powerslave EX, an unofficial remake based on the PlayStation version, was released for free but has since been removed for download until further notice.

Gameplay in both the original PC version and console versions follows the standard first-person shooter formula. Familiar elements from the genre, such as health refills and a selection of different weapons, are present. However, in the console versions as well as the remastered PC version, Powerslave EX, the game functions more as a hybrid of a first-person shooter and an adventure game, as the player obtains new weapons and ancient artefacts over the course of the game, providing them with abilities that allow them to explore previously unreachable areas, all of which are connected with an overworld map. Such abilities include being able to jump higher, levitate, breathe underwater, walk in lava and walk through force fields.

Watch the video I made below showing about the first 32 minutes of the game.


PowerSlave Gameplay.

Developer: Lobotomy Software.
Publisher: Playmates Interactive/BMG Interactive.
Platform: PlayStation.
Release: 1st March 1997 (NA) April 1997 (EU), 10th July 1997 (JP).
Genre: First-Person Shooter, Action-Adventure, Platformer.