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Civilization: Call to Power

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Civilization: Call to Power is a turn-based empire building game. The players start a civilization in the stone age and lead them to the future through science, diplomacy, war, trade, and other actions. Eventually, the player will be building colonies in space and cities in the ocean if the player can survive.


Civilization: Call to Power Windows Fighting screen: Scottish tanks against Portuguese archers.
Civilization: Call to Power Windows When our settler reaches that Stonehenge looking building a special event occurs (in most cases gold can be found).
Civilization: Call to Power Linux The Great Library (Linux)
Civilization: Call to Power Windows When the population is happy they build monuments for their leader.

Alternate Titles

  • "文明帝國:權傾天下" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
  • "CTP" -- Popular acronym

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User Reviews

A great game without a name Windows Isak (603)
They tried. They really did... ... Windows Kelvin Chan (4)
A very good successor to Civilization 2 ! Windows Yeba (60)
A sad, sad Civilizatioon game... Windows James Kirk (159)
Boring and full of pesky details. Windows El-ad Amir (110)
I keep trying to like this game, but I can't Windows Richard Agnew (8)
Sid Meier is god. This game proves it. Windows Tomer Gabel (4388)

The Press Says

Svenska PC Gamer Windows Mar, 1999 92 out of 100 92
JeuxMac.com Macintosh Dec, 2001 4.5 out of 5 90
Gamesmania Windows 1999 90 out of 100 90
PC Player (Germany) Windows Apr 07, 1999 88 out of 100 88
GameStar (Germany) Windows Apr, 1999 84 out of 100 84
Mac Gamer Macintosh 2000 80 out of 100 80
GameGenie Windows 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
HappyPuppy Macintosh Feb 17, 2000 7 out of 10 70
PC Accelerator Windows Jul, 1999 6 out of 10 60
AppleLinks.Com Macintosh Mar 09, 2000 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20


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Civilization title

Call to Power is not related to Sid Meier's Civilization in any way. It is made by a completely different development team, and the only reason it shares a name is because it is based on the Avalon Hill board game Civilization. Trademark lawsuits related to MicroProse's franchise allowed one game based on the board game to be made with the Civilization name, and any sequel must drop the title. The similar gameplay is more coincidental than anything, though it may have been inspired by Sid Meier's Civilization.


In 1999, Civilization: Call to Power won the Gold-Award from the German VUD (Verband der Unterhaltungssoftware Deutschland - Entertainment Software Association Germany) for selling more then 100,000 (but less then 200,000) units in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.


  • Verband der Unterhaltungssoftware Deutschland
    • 1999 - Gold Award
Information also contributed by Xoleras and Zack Green
Contributed to by Brian Hirt (10017) and Corn Popper (69569)