This article provides a list of wonders in the Civilization computer game series and Civilization: Call to Power and its sequel. Wonders are a game element that gives the player bonuses when built. Wonders, which have been based on real places, people and ideas, can only be built once by one player. The games Civilization III and Civilization IV include small wonders which can only be built once by each player.
As in previous editions of Civilization, Civilization III includes Great Wonders that are unique throughout the world and can only be built after the prerequisite technologies have been researched. Wonders provide a variety of major benefits to a specific city, all cities on a continent or to an entire empire. In each different age there are different wonders available.
Civilization III also added Small Wonders, which can be built once by each civilization. Small Wonders have, for the most part, a sociological requirement to construct them, as well as a technological requirement. Battlefield Medicine, for example, requires that five of the player's cities have hospitals before building.
When a civilization captures a city with a Small Wonder, it is automatically destroyed; Great Wonders in captured cities are only destroyed if the city is razed. If a Great Wonder is destroyed, it can never be rebuilt. Some examples of wonders and small wonders are: The Pyramids, The Great Wall, Wall street, Forbidden Palace and The Pentagon.
Civilization IV features a number of World Wonders which bestow certain advantages to the city or the empire of the civilization that construct it. A number of World Wonders which have been present in earlier versions of the game have been tweaked to reduce their overall effect on the game dynamic. For example, in prior versions the Pyramids (granary in every city) and Michaelangelo's Chapel (cathedral in every city) could dramatically alter the balance of gameplay. In Civilization IV, many of the World Wonders provide a temporary boost to money, science and a permanent boost to culture. A Wonder can only be built once although multiple civilizations can compete to be the first to complete said wonder.
A number of National Wonders can be built by all civilizations once which give city-specific bonuses and often have a particular pre-requisite gameplay conditions to permit construction as well the relevant technologies. Only two National Wonders can be built in any one city (National Wonders created by expending Great Prophets in the Holy City of a religion are immune from this limitation) which encourages players to think strategically about which National Wonders should be built in which cities.
Table of wonders in main game seriesEdit
|Civilization||Civilization II||Civilization III||Civilization IV|
|Apollo Program||Considered a team project.|
|Apostolic Palace||Available with Beyond the Sword expansion pack.|
|Church of the Nativity||Can only be built in holy city with Great Prophet.|
|The Colossus||Called The Colossus of Rhodes|
|Copernicus' Observatory||Downgraded to building as Observatory.|
|Cristo Redentor||Available with Beyond the Sword expansion pack.|
|Cure for Cancer|
|The Dai Miao||Can only be built in holy city with Great Prophet.|
|Globe Theater||Called Shakespeare's Theatre.||Called Shakespeare's Theatre.||Called Shakespeare's Theatre.|
|The Great Library|
|The Great Lighthouse||Called The Lighthouse.|
|The Great Wall||Available with Warlords expansion pack.|
|The Hanging Gardens|
|Hoover Dam||Replaced by Three Gorges Dam|
|Isaac Newton's College|
|Intelligence Agency||In Beyond The Sword expansion pack, downgraded to building.|
|Internet||Available with Play the World expansion pack.||Considered a world project.|
|Kashi vishwanath||Can only be built in holy city with Great Prophet.|
|King Richard I's Crusade|
|Knights Templar||Available with Conquests expansion pack.|
|Kong Miao||Can only be built in holy city with Great Prophet.|
|Mahabodhi||Can only be built in holy city with Great Prophet.|
|Manhattan Project||Considered a world project.|
|Marco Polo's Embassy|
|Masjid al-Haram||Can only be built in holy city with Great Prophet.|
|Mausoleum of Maussollos||Available with Conquests expansion pack.||Available with Beyond the Sword expansion pack.|
|Moai Statues||Available with Beyond the Sword expansion pack.|
|Palace||Exists but is not considered a wonder.|
|Rock 'N' Roll|
|Scotland Yard||In Beyond the Sword expansion pack downgraded to a building only built with Great Spy.|
|SDI Defense||Considered a team project.|
|Secret Police HQ||Available with Play the world expansion pack.|
|Sistine Chapel||Called Michelangelo's Chapel.||Called Michelangelo's Chapel.|
|Smith's Trade Company||Called Adam Smith's Trade Company|
|The Spiral Minaret|
|Statue of Liberty|
|Statue of Zeus||Available with Conquests expansion pack.||Available with Beyond the Sword expansion pack.|
|Sun Tzu's The Art of War||Called Sun Tzu's War Academy.|
|Temple of Artemis||Available with Conquests expansion pack.||Available with Warlords expansion pack.|
|Shwedagon Paya||Available with Beyond the Sword expansion pack.|
|Temple of Solomon||Can only be built in holy city with Great Prophet.|
|Theory of Evolution||Called Darwin's Voyage.||Called Darwin's Voyage.|
|Three Gorges Dam|
|Universal suffrage||Called Women's suffrage.||Called Women's suffrage.||Exists as civic.|
|University of Sankore||Available with warlords expansion pack.|
|No wonder||Small/National wonder||Great/World wonder|
Call to Power wondersEdit
|Civilization: Call to Power||Call to Power II|
|The Appian Way|
|Central Matter Decompiler|
|East India Company|
|The Eden Project|
|Empire State Building|
|Field Dynamics Laboratory|
|World Peace Center|
- ↑ "C:CTP Wonders Reference Sheet". Apolyton.net. http://apolyton.net/ctp/features/wondersref.shtml. Retrieved 2007-05-31.
- ↑ "CTP2 Technology Tree Poster" (PDF). Activision. http://www.apolyton.net/ctp2/files/Miscellaneous/ctp2_treeposter.pdf. Retrieved 2007-05-31.