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Civilization: Call to Power

MobyRank MobyScore
Linux
...
3.5
Macintosh
64
3.8
Windows
79
3.2
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Description

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.

Screenshots

Civilization: Call to Power Linux Just Starting (Linux)
Civilization: Call to Power Windows When the population is happy they build monuments for their leader.
Civilization: Call to Power Windows Comparing democracy and facism.
Civilization: Call to Power Windows My first city in outer space

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 (4394)

The Press Says

JeuxMac.com Macintosh Dec, 2001 4.5 out of 5 90
Gamesmania Windows 1999 90 out of 100 90
Gamer's Pulse Windows 1999 8.5 out of 10 85
GameStar (Germany) Windows Apr, 1999 84 out of 100 84
GameGenie Windows 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Mac Gamer Macintosh 2000 80 out of 100 80
ESC Magazine Windows Apr 15, 1999 7 out of 10 70
PC Accelerator Windows Jul, 1999 6 out of 10 60
All Game Guide Macintosh 1999 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
IGN Windows Apr 20, 1999 4.8 out of 10 48

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Trivia

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.

Sales

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.

Awards

  • Verband der Unterhaltungssoftware Deutschland
    • 1999 - Gold Award
Information also contributed by Xoleras and Zack Green
Contributed to by Brian Hirt (10019) and Corn Popper (69497)