A true test your wits and spatial reasoning. Detour combines the highway-building fun of the Sim City series with the excitement of a competitive real-time strategy game. Construct a path for your convoy to reach its destination in this incredibly addictive title. With online multiplayer!
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Recent:
Mixed (71 reviews) - 45% of the 71 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Mixed (1,281 reviews) - 62% of the 1,281 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 16, 2011

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About This Game

A true test your wits and spatial reasoning. DETOUR combines the highway building fun from the Sim City series with the addictive excitement of real-time-strategy games like Starcraft and Command & Conquer.

The goal of the game is simple: forge a path for your convoy of trucks to reach its destination, but obtaining your goal often requires a mix of smart resource allocation, clever route planning, and strategic thinking. Your AI and human enemies will try to stop your progress with routes of their own.

DETOUR sports endless amounts of unique strategies, Adaptive AI opponents, 5 distinct modes of play, dozens of singleplayer maps, unlockables, online play, an epic soundtrack, and much, much more!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 160 MB
    • Video Card: DirectX 9 and Shader Model 1.1 support. 512 MB required.
    • Sound: DirectX 9 Compatible Sound Card
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Recent:
Mixed (71 reviews)
Overall:
Mixed (1,281 reviews)
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Lano
( 5.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Who even wants to play something like this?
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jerebear
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
simple and cheap but worth the money
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voidskin
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 12
Product received for free
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papus016
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 11
Had it for an hour or so and requested a refund this game is just plain BAD.

Do YOURSELF a faver and DO NOT BUY THIS PIECE OF CRAP!

if you did have fun with it. (arent gonna have any)
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Gold™ / Idle
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
10/10 would crash the game again.
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★R3kt★
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
Why did I buy this crap?
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QueenGothDoll
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
This is the sort of cheap game you buy with the money you made from selling trading cards, to earn some more trading cards.

Nice graphics, the concept sounds fun at first, blow things up and try to stop your opponent(s) building a road to the other side while trying to build one yourself and send a certain number of trucks along it, but its not something that will keep you entertained for hours on end.
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TigerTrix
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
(1/5 star) With some refinement this could be good. However, it is just so little fun in its current state. It looks much better than it actually is. There is little satisfaction with discrupting the opponent, and more of neussance to just keep your roads in order first and functioning.
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Bowler Hat c):-)
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
The tutorial is nice and forgiving, but two levels later, it's impossible.

A rubbish game that's horribly inbalanced and WAY too fast. No option of slowing down game play, or increasing/decreasing difficulty. As with many games the AI has the ability to utalize all functions at once, where a human can only select one.

Not worth the time or resources, UNLESS you get a hacked client and force the AI to slow the ♥♥♥♥ down.
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WhatDaMath
( 5.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
It was between this and Fallout 4 and I think I made the wrong choice.
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dalekdrummer
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
So very fun when your playing online witha friend, get it and buy one for you friend too its fun.
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SubwaySandwich#01
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
this game is absolutely great fun, I would definitely recommend it as it is so fun, 10/10 worth buying, im so happy i had spare money in my wallet and i went for a change, i definitely recommend it pls buy it the devs deserve money
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StealthzXBL
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
I would definately buy this tapable game man the graphics gave me a massive erection and it hasn't gone down since. I would definately buy if you like shoving 10inch OG Mudbones up ur bumole.
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Lukas da ginge
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 15
10/10 ign would bang again very god gem blyet ♥♥♥♥
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Horologium
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 13
Im not a real big fan of RTS games to begin with, but this was....decent. The textures were ok, but the audio is horrendous. The mechanics are really cool, but underdeveloped. The multiplayer barely has 2 or three people, who never know how to change any game settings. The humor is cringe worthy. Fun for the first few rounds. Great for cards/badges. Beat the first five missions in five minutes. AI is almost broken. In general, just dont even bother. Maybe an update will change everthing.
Written 4/13/16
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Pink Guy
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 13
Meh. Literally nothing interesting in this game. For 0.99$ it's good, I think.
Can't recommend because I didn't find any appeal in it.
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odin
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 9
fun casual clicky game.
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B a l l a g e
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 9
I didn't like this game because some place is bug so there you can't make road. Hard game and not short.
And you can get trading cards.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
(1/5 star) With some refinement this could be good. However, it is just so little fun in its current state. It looks much better than it actually is. There is little satisfaction with discrupting the opponent, and more of neussance to just keep your roads in order first and functioning.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
15 of 20 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 6
This game... this game is fairly decent. To kick things off, your objective is simple: to get (x) number of trucks over to the other side of the map from where you start from, typically using roads.

Simple right? But that's where things can start getting silly with the different mechanics built in to the game - explosives, bombs, EMPs, policemen etc. While I originally bought this game as a joke while it was on sale, I'm impressed by how well it actually turned out to be.

While the game interestingly does incorporate several RTS features (fog of war for instance), it does lack some others (the fact that you can't send barrage an area without line of sight bewilders me a little) and speed and agility is crucial in this game.

I've seen some people take issue with the game's slightly child-like graphics and some bad and lame jokes but hey... for a game less than a few dollars, there isn't much to complain about.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 15
nice good game.... for trading cards
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
Meh. Literally nothing interesting in this game. For 0.99$ it's good, I think.
Can't recommend because I didn't find any appeal in it.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2015
The writing is full of jokes that would only appeal to ten year olds and is awkward at best, offensive at worst.. The presentation is very lacking and doesn't show any thought put into it. Text is misaligned, menus take up too much space, buttons are too similar so it is hard to differentiate between them at first. There isn't really a good aesthetic going on here.

The game is clunky, the mechanics do not make sense due to fog of war. This essentially blocks out all actions across the map. First you need visibility before you can send a bomb. However, the AI doesn't seem to have the same constraint making it a very frustrating experience.

The difficulty in single player is either way too easy, or way to difficult (when you basically enter a 3v1 scenario)

Might be better in Multiplayer, but i doubt it.

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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2015
Multiplayer doesn't work. Not even singleplayer works! Fix your damn game! Once it's fixed, I might change my mind. RIght now the game ain't lookin' to good.
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2015
Messing with your rivals' transportation and business? Brilliant idea for a game!
But the execution here could use work. Until it receives a major overhaul, I'll
have to discourage you from buying this game. :( Maybe someone will make
a card-based version for itchio.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
your dime would be better spent in a wishing well
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2015
Budget Multiplayer Game
[Buy only when heavily discounted]

A simple game with a simple premise

Overview:
Detour is an anti-tower defense game in the vein of Sim CIty. Players are able to build roads for their own trucks and lead them to the opposite end of the map before their opponents do. Players are also able to use their arsenals in order to obstruct their opponents' way.

Pros:
+ Cheap price
+ Simple
+ Sim CIty with simple RTS elements
+ Multiplayer fun

Cons:
- Lacks RTS elements. While it's true that you have to be agile in order to win the game, the RTS part is nothing more than throwing missiles at others.
- Not much single player options. Custom maps with AI should be added in order to add replay value for people who are unable to play online.
- Sometimes, cursor disappears when selecting roads. Forcing player to select another option first to make the cursor appear again.
- The AI on the single player campaign mostly work together to obstruct the player.

Score : 6/10
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 9
I think I played 25 minutes or so and I was done enough that I didn’t want to continue for an hour. Detour is sort of a competitive puzzle, sorta. You have a starting point and the goal is to make a road and get your trucks to the other side of the playing field. Honestly, the gameplay isn’t that bad, and it’s kind of interesting, it just couldn’t hold my interest. The artwork was really amateurish. There was some so called storyline that was REALLY lame. There were these really terrible jokes, including a slightly veiled booty pirate and some tranny. No joke, the character was called Tranny and looked like a woman with a slight 5 o’clock shadow. And your boss is trying to avoid “her” Ooooookay. It was incredibly awkward. The controls were pretty bad. The UI was terrible. Reminded me of customizing win 95 when I was 13 – the mouse pointer was a friggin traffic cone. Uugghhh.
The gameplay has you going against another person trying to get their trucks across the map. You can build regular roads, bridges, tunnels, and then work to destroy the competition. You can stop their trucks with nails, blow up their stuff with dynamite and bombs and stuff. And some other things. The difficulty massively starts to spike on the 8th level and I read in reviews that level 9 is next to impossible because the AI is totally unfair. Instead of being everyone against each other it ends up being 3 v 1 against you. So, I decided I’m not having enough fun to bother. So, this one went in the uninstalled category, never to be seen again.
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 7, 2015
A good game with friends.

Detour has a great idea around gameplay. Battling opponents to get trucks to the other side of the map. This involves bomb, missiles, and a bunch of other stuff. The game controls are slightly annoying, as switching from roads to tunnels to missiles takes WAY more effort that it could. The best way is to learn the hotkeys. The other downfall is not many people actually play the game at one time. So servers are limited. The best way to play is have some friends that wish to play as then you have someone to enjoy the game.

So overall Detour is a great game to play... with some friends. Not by yourself.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2015
this game is so freaking hard. when you are playing with more than 2 players (offline) the bots jump at you and gank you. sometimes its 4 and they destroy all your roads and ♥♥♥♥ the player. any bot have to win. they rarely throw bombs at each other in a free for all. its like they all gank you. no option to set dificulty, the npcs gank at your strat.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 22
Bob the Builder disaproves... Look this puzzler plays well and all but theres just little enjoyment. It seems much more tedious and boring than fun.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 31
Only played single player. The game is a great idea, but needs some serious polishing. Gameplay is very clunky. Overall I simply wasn't having fun.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 30
★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆
5/10

..Meh..

I'll recommend this game since theres no neutral recommendations, simply because it does have card drops and you can find it dirt cheap in bundles and what not and it runs fine with some minor AI bugs and quirks. It's also very easy to understand and play, it's just very simple and you can count that as a good thing or a bad thing,
The other piece I'm not a big fan of is for some reason instead of trying to out-do you the AI tries to just focus on attacking you and your projects rather then trying to win himself. I think it's just simply poorly written AI but maybe it is programmed to work that way. All in all, it's an okay game to get in a bundle which I did and it's not fantastic by any means but it's also not terrible. The mixed reviews serve it well I believe it needs some polish.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2015
No way to change any of the graphics.
-89/450

Eating Animals.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 27
I purchased this game for me and my friends, it cost 2.79p and I wish I hadn't spent it. I purchased it ages ago, fooled by the trailer. Me & My friends have powerful computers and I was disappointed when the frame rate was incredibly low. I asked my friends and they all said it was low too. I then still played it and it was boring, after a game, I got too bored and quit. I don't recommend it unless you like this kind of stuff.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2015
Best game I ever played 10/10 worth ur money
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
WARNING DO NOT BUY!!!!

Bought this game cheap on sale and enjoyed the tutorial levels but when I got to the game itself, it is so glitchy it is unplayable!! Do Not Waste ANY money on this!
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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2015
Worst game ever. The only one able to dead-lock Windows 10 PC 3 times in row on a same level. Stay away. More like a trojan than a game.
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