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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Mixed (1,430 reviews) - 61% of the 1,430 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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Mixed (49 reviews)
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[RT]Phr0stY_D3mon
27.2 hrs
Posted: August 23
Product received for free
DETOUR is a basic strategy game where you have to direct your trucks to their goal, and prevent your opponent from doing the same with their trucks. The gameplay and mechanics of the game is fairly simple, and it offers an interesting concept.

Pros:
-Interesting concept, takes a different approach to strategy play
-The game itself is cheap, and has achievements and trading cards
-Can play it against your friends, which is quite fun

Cons:
-The online multiplayer aspect of the game is dead, there is no one playing it
-The graphics and sounds are very basic, but that is expected considering the price
-Becomes repititive quickly and you could lose interest after a few minutes of play

Overall, if you like this type of game, and have a friend to play against, give it a go. The game has some promising aspects, but won't entertain for very long.

5/10
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Metabloxer
0.3 hrs
Posted: August 20
DETOUR is an intetesting concept where you have to direct trucks and manage resources, but the gameplay itself is fairly boring. This game has gone mostly untouched since it's purchase simply because i have better games. Yes, $2 isn't a high price tag, but Savant Ascent is a more exciting, thourough game for the same price. IT's cute, but not worth the time or price.
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[MCC]Mnky313
0.9 hrs
Posted: August 18
The Graphics are shockingly bad considering the only PC I own that can run it has a GTX 960! Doesnt even open if you don't have Nvidia Cards, 960m cant keep steady frame rate, REALLY! I CAN RUN JUST CAUSE 3 BETTER AND DON'T GET ME STARTED ON HOW UNOPTIMIZED JC3 IS! Screw this game, not worth the 19 cents I paid for it! ~Mnky313
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Docdefender
0.2 hrs
Posted: August 18
Not my game Nope
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KorennoyTheBro
0.7 hrs
Posted: August 16
Great game for masochists
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jimmy
0.2 hrs
Posted: August 11
I thought it was a tower defence game but i was wrong
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Wolf Boom
0.7 hrs
Posted: August 9
Do not buy it!!!
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Galeto Jr.
0.2 hrs
Posted: August 6
RRRRRE
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IDK
2.9 hrs
Posted: August 3
basicly hitler simulator just with building companies





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arsam234
0.8 hrs
Posted: July 30
This game a bit unstable, and not keeping my interest enough to deal with it. I quit messing with it half way through the tutorial. It keeps freezing up for a few seconds, landscape keeps going super fast at times. I have a high end laptop, so I know it's not my hardware restricting the game from functioning properly.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
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93 of 123 people (76%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 31, 2015
Did you ever want to play Carcassone in Bob the Builder style? Then this is a game for you.

You have to manage a way for your trucks across the map, while your competitors do the same.. all the while trying to sabotage your roadway and transports. Therefore are two main types of utilities you can use. One are the road types from normal road to bridge and tunnels, which your trucks use, while the others are destructive tools to sabotage your opponents, these range from dynamite, nails up to police controls, emp bombs, radar and much more.

The gameplay is made up to four players at one map, while it can already get quite hectic with only two players, while you try to keep the balance between sabotaging and guarding your own. While there are some single player maps (which the first 8 mainly work as a tutorial) the main game is the multiplayer part against other human opponents.

Conclusio:
As one game usually doesnt take too long, for a quick play against some friends this can be quite a fun distraction.

Note: This game was reviewed with a key given by the developers
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29 of 33 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 9, 2015
Detour claims to be an addictive competitive real time strategy game, however, I would say almost none of that is true.
There is not much strategy involved aside from 'build roads everywhere you can to block everyone' (Goldmines first so you can afford to keep blocking them), and 'throw explosives at the other players'. When dealing with a strategy game, I tend to want more than that. So I can not say it is good at that.
As for competitive, don't bother. It does not have a lot of skill involved aside from who can build the fastest(Which in itself is a matter of being the fastest at clicking). There is very little here that would be competitive, or that would draw anyone wishing to be competitive. There are way better things out there.
Addictive? Definitely not. Play it once, maybe twice. Third time with friends and then you´ve seen it all. There is nothing to come back for, and I would say it is severely lacking in replay value.

At least it is realtime, and with 4 players throwing explosives it is chaotic so you can at least count that as a plus if you enjoy that sort of thing. For the single player challenges, they do take some effort, though the 'humour' involed in it is certainly not my kind. You are essentially challenged by a bunch of stereotypes which eventually end up teaming up on you. And then it just sort of ends.

Detour is a game that sounds good in theory, but just doesn't cut it in practice. Maybe it was a good idea on the idea board that just didn't get fleshed out right, maybe they just lacked the skill or knowledge to make it work. But either way I would recommend against buying Detour - Your time is more valuable than any sale price
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119 of 187 people (64%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 29, 2015
First of all, my original review "Why is this game real?" was read by Senpai Studios, so when the update came out, they told me. So, this is my real review, since the game was fixed and is now functional.

5/10 - Functional, but boring. Not good enough to really be a positive review, but not horribly negative.

Ok, so the basic gameplay is building roads to get a truck across the map to the other side. At this point, this works well, and has no design flaws. The bridge is a bit confusing to use, and should have adjustable length, but that's just a minor quip. The dynamite and other explosives can be used to destroy the enemy's roads to prevent progress. The dynamite is quite a core part of gameplay, but the larger missile-thing can be used too frequently to be considered balanced. The AI takes advantage of this, and so did my living opponent. This is a bit gamebreaking at times, and needs to be addressed.

In terms of "story," since there isn't REALLY much of a story, it was kind of offensive to certain groups. There are jokes making fun of transsexuals, activists, construction workers, the player, cops, and those weird African characters in anime that look like creepy magicians or something. What really bothered me was how they made it very obvious in some, such as the character "Tranny" who has a male-esque voice, and the construction boss guy acts awkward around her. He says he dated her and then he... Cuts off what he's saying. This is just an example of it, but the offensive nature of the NPCs doesn't really detract from the gameplay, though it's a bit irritating. I doubt this is persistent for most people, so this is something to think about.

Next, bugs. Even though the menus were supposedly fixed, they are a bit broken after changing the resolution and not restarting. This was a bit weird, especially when I was just confronted about the update, but I figured it out. Then, there's the audio bug. For some reason, when I had just installed the game, there was no music on the menu, while the music played in-game. When I checked the audio settings, both SFX and music were fully muted, but... Well... They weren't. This was fixed by moving the sliders back and forth. The game crashed one time, but that's really to be expected. There were weird connectivity glitches, where I would connect to someone, then they wouldn't be in the game, but I would remain in the lobby. This, and the lack of players, makes multiplayer pretty pointless, especially since it's the purpose of the game.

The gameplay, as I explained before, is pretty straightforward. However, it isn't fun, or stressful in a good way. It is bland, whenever the AI doesn't just target you, making it extremely frustrating to try to play, when it isn't so easy it takes no work. I either hard to struggle and lose for no good reason, or I had no competition. In one game, a bit farther along, one AI character didn't even do anything at all, and no, its area wasn't under the FoW at the time.

Beyond the broken AI, the gameplay just isn't that fun to begin with. Maybe other people would love DETOUR, but personally, I don't like it. So, if you want to purchase this game, consider what I said, but take it with a grain of salt, and just do what you want to, in terms of buying this game.
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26 of 31 people (84%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 5, 2015
A simple premise, get your truck safely from your factory to the finish line, pave roads, attack and defend from competitors while always keeping an eye on your credits make DETOUR a fun strategy experience that is probably best played with friends. The AI in the single player missions called challenges is a bit hit & miss but does it's job well in getting you acquainted with the games mechanics. Multiplayer missions can be played with AI oponents (3 adjustable difficulty levels).
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21 of 24 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
Product received for free
Basic Information
Title: DETOUR
Developer: Sandswept Studios
Publisher: Epic Quest Games
Genre: Arcade strategy

General Impression
DETOUR is an intriguing hybrid strategy game with arcade and even a few tower defense elements. The objectives are simple and the graphics are only decent enough. And yet the game is fairly priced and features Trading Cards and some very challanging Achievements. Protecting your truck convoy through both careful planning and resource management proves to be a fun experience once you overlook a few constant bugs that don’t break the game but are a source of frustration nonetheless.

Strong Points
+ Interesting gameply mechanics.
+ Steam Trading Cards & Achievements.

Weak Points
- Random crashes and glitches.

Rating 6/10

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65 of 103 people (63%) found this review helpful
124 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 14, 2015
take a detour from this game
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31 of 43 people (72%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 30, 2015
Interesting idea for a strategic game, simple and effective. You have a factory and your quest is simple, get a few trucks on the opposite side of the map, but its more difficult than you think. You have to build roads, bridges, tunnels and send trucks, easy, on the other side beating competing companies with the same focus as you is not the easiest task, on the larger maps when everybody launches rockets, EMPs, sets up bombs or another obstacles on the roads makes this game much more interesting and enjoyable. This game's singleplayer is a real challenge I must admit, and developers stood up to their words easy to learn, complex to master.

The game offers also multiplayer with few wellknown mods lie tower defence. DETOUR's MP could be impressive with a few friends to play with.

5.5 /10
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63 of 100 people (63%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 30, 2015
A nice little stragedy game that will keep you entertained for hours, especially if you have a few friends to play with in multiplayer!
The game features a pretty good soundtrack, good graphics and it also comes with multiplayer.
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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 23, 2015
DETOUR could have been a neat little game, but the interface is clunky and its very one sided. In single player, the AI targets only you. In the 10th level, there are 3 AI opponents that target just you, even when an AI opponent who is about to win. Its unwinnable, no matter what I do. It seems like the single player is just broken or you're not supposed to progress. The multiplayer portion of this game is dead and is half of the available achievements, so good luck getting those. If they would fix it, it could be a fun little game, but as it is, I can not recommend this game.
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