The highway-building fun of the Sim City series mixed 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. Now with online multiplayer!
User reviews: Mixed (926 reviews) - 65% of the 926 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 16, 2011

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"A unique competitive puzzle game about delivering truckloads of goods before your AI opponents by building roads and blowing up the enemy routes."
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About This Game

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
Helpful customer reviews
46 of 68 people (68%) found this review helpful
80 people found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
take a detour from this game
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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 5
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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33 of 53 people (62%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
A very nice simcity type game with an update fun added to it.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
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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14 of 19 people (74%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
Lived out my wildest terrorist dreams 10/10 would spend $0.19 again
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