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  • Summary: DETOUR is an exciting construction-based war game in which players pit their minds and their might against one another in order to safely guide a hapless delivery truck across a deadly battlefield! With DETOUR, Sandswept Studios puts a colorful twist on the RTS genre, creating a game that isDETOUR is an exciting construction-based war game in which players pit their minds and their might against one another in order to safely guide a hapless delivery truck across a deadly battlefield! With DETOUR, Sandswept Studios puts a colorful twist on the RTS genre, creating a game that is both simple to learn, and complex to master - like a chess game with bombs! DETOUR sports endless amounts of unique strategies, a built-in map editor, AI opponents, 5 distinct modes of play, 27 singleplayer challenges, unlockables, online play, an epic soundtrack, and much, much more!

    Key Features:

    - 4-player multiplayer/coop
    - 5 distinct game modes
    - AI opponents
    - Easy to learn, complex to master
    - Built-in, easy to use map editor with map sharing
    - 27 singleplayer challenges
    - Unlockable visual truck themes
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  1. Jan 9, 2012
    75
    As it stands, it's still a recommended title provided you have friends who are willing to jump in with you.
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  1. Nov 20, 2012
    5
    Detour is a real-time strategy game where your goal is to get three trucks from your base to the opposite side of the map. Watch out forDetour is a real-time strategy game where your goal is to get three trucks from your base to the opposite side of the map. Watch out for dynamite that destroys road, missiles that take out your trucks, and other hazards that others may send at you.

    It's kind of an interesting premise, that leads to some interesting, fast-paced gameplay. That said, when there were four players desparately fighting for the middle ground, it was incredibly hard to figure out what was going on at any given time. I'd be repairing roads in one part the map while the other half was getting shredded by the AI. Half the time, the bridges and tunnels didn't work as I expected, and I didn't realize my roads weren't connecting.

    Sadly, this ends up as an amateur attempt at a strategy game. There's a good idea here, but it's not well-designed, and as a result, really isn't all that fun and not terribly engaging for fans of strategy. It seems like it would be mildly entertaining as a dumb multiplayer game, since the frantic action could make some fun moments with friends, but I think that's about the only value you'll find here. If this looks interesting, check out Sid Meier's Railroads!, which is buggy and flawed but much more fun.
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  2. Dec 26, 2012
    0
    The game mechanic is interesting, but the controls make the game unplayable. I have actually been unable to proceed beyond the tutorial,The game mechanic is interesting, but the controls make the game unplayable. I have actually been unable to proceed beyond the tutorial, despite owning it for a number of months, due to the impossible interface.

    In short: stay far, far away. Unless they pay you to play it, do not even bother.
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