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Civilization: Call to Power (Windows)

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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 Windows Cut-scenes appear after building wonders of the world.
Civilization: Call to Power Windows Year 2072. It's all a bit more complex by now.
Civilization: Call to Power Windows Comparing democracy and facism.
Civilization: Call to Power Windows Fighting screen: Scottish tanks against Portuguese archers.

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 Isak (603) 3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars
They tried. They really did... ... Kelvin Chan (4) unrated
A very good successor to Civilization 2 ! Yeba (60) 4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars
A sad, sad Civilizatioon game... James Kirk (159) unrated
Boring and full of pesky details. El-ad Amir (110) 0 Stars0 Stars0 Stars0 Stars0 Stars
I keep trying to like this game, but I can't Richard Agnew (8) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
Sid Meier is god. This game proves it. Tomer Gabel (4394) 1.75 Stars1.75 Stars1.75 Stars1.75 Stars1.75 Stars

The Press Says

Svenska PC Gamer Mar, 1999 92 out of 100 92
Gamesmania 1999 90 out of 100 90
Power Play Mar, 1999 89 out of 100 89
Gamer's Pulse 1999 8.5 out of 10 85
Jeuxvideo.com Apr 12, 1999 17 out of 20 85
GameGenie 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Strategy Gaming Online May 13, 1999 7.6 out of 10 76
GameSpot Apr 16, 1999 6.7 out of 10 67
PC Accelerator Jul, 1999 6 out of 10 60
IGN 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
Brian Hirt (10019) added Civilization: Call to Power (Windows) on Oct 30, 1999
Other platforms contributed by Brian Hirt (10019) and Corn Popper (69503)