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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.


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Civilization: Call to Power Magazine Advertisement
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Alternate Titles

  • "文明帝國:權傾天下" -- Traditional Chinese spelling
  • "CTP" -- Common abbreviation
  • "CivCtP" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

They tried. They really did... ... Windows Kelvin Chan (4)
A great game without a name Windows Isak (624)
A very good successor to Civilization 2 ! Windows Yeba (65)
A sad, sad Civilizatioon game... Windows James Kirk (168)
Boring and full of pesky details. Windows El-ad Amir (124)
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 (4643)

Critic Reviews

Bravo Screenfun Windows Mar, 1999 1 out of 6 100 Windows 1999 90 out of 100 90
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Apr 01, 1999 90 out of 100 90 Macintosh Dec, 2001 4.5 out of 5 90
PC Player (Germany) Windows Apr 07, 1999 88 out of 100 88 Windows Apr 12, 1999 17 out of 20 85
Gamer's Pulse Windows 1999 8.5 out of 10 85
Mac Gamer Macintosh 2000 80 out of 100 80
GameStar (Germany) Windows Dec, 2000 76 out of 100 76
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Jul, 1999 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70


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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 (10028), Corn Popper (69166) and Kabushi (243713)