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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 Comparing democracy and facism.
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 Windows That's how we imagine an Irishman, don't we?
Civilization: Call to Power Windows The damn Germans don't want to trade maps with me.

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Civilization: Call to Power Magazine Advertisement
Civilization: Call to Power Magazine Advertisement
Civilization: Call to Power Magazine Advertisement
Civilization: Call to Power Magazine Advertisement

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... ... Kelvin Chan (4) unrated
A great game without a name Isak (624) 3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars
A very good successor to Civilization 2 ! Yeba (65) 4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars
A sad, sad Civilizatioon game... James Kirk (168) unrated
Boring and full of pesky details. El-ad Amir (124) 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 (4640) 1.75 Stars1.75 Stars1.75 Stars1.75 Stars1.75 Stars

Critic Reviews

Bravo Screenfun Mar, 1999 1 out of 6 100
Gameplay (Benelux) Apr 01, 1999 90 out of 100 90
Score Mar, 1999 9 out of 10 90
Power Play Mar, 1999 89 out of 100 89
Gamer's Pulse 1999 8.5 out of 10 85
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Jun, 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameGenie 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Strategy Gaming Online May 13, 1999 7.6 out of 10 76
GameStar (Germany) Dec, 2000 76 out of 100 76
IGN Apr 20, 1999 4.8 out of 10 48


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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
Brian Hirt (10021) added Civilization: Call to Power (Windows) on Oct 30, 1999
Other platforms contributed by Brian Hirt (10021), Corn Popper (69007) and Kabushi (257404)