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Detroit puts you in the year 1908, and you are the President of an upstart car company. You will build and design cutting-edge automobiles, take care of finances and promote your products with marketing campaigns. Vintage car lovers will really enjoy the game, as it includes many classic car designs, all of which you can modify to your heart's content. As time goes by, new technologies will become available, and the industry will evolve with faster and safer cars. Competition, of course, will become tougher as your competitors catch up to your technological advantages. You must then think globally -- open new factories overseas, and think of how to segment your market with different car models that do not cannibalize each other's sales.


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Alternate Titles

  • "Rüsselsheim" -- German Title

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Critic Reviews

PC Gamer Jul, 1994 86 out of 100 86
The DOS Spirit May 28, 2007 5 out of 6 83
PC Joker Jun, 1994 80 out of 100 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jul, 1994 9 out of 12 75
PC Gamer UK Jun, 1994 73 out of 100 73
PC Games (Germany) Jul, 1994 60 out of 100 60
Gameplay (Benelux) Aug 12, 1994 58 out of 100 58
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Aug, 1994 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Imperium Gier Sep 01, 1999 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Score Aug, 1994 40 out of 100 40


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German version

The German title is Rüsselsheim - this is the city where the popular German car manufacturer Opel has its headquarters.


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Andrew Hartnett (2292) added Detroit (DOS) on Nov 29, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Martin Smith (66869)