House Flipper 2 makes the first game look like a fixer-upper

Only in House Flipper 2 could a floor covered in trash be this exciting. And so, as I make my way up the dilapidated stairs that lead to the house featured in Frozen District’s latest renovation sim, my mind runs wild imagining the atrocities that inevitably await me on the other side of the door. What are we talking? A few broken pieces of furniture? Dirt smeared up the walls? Something worse? If 2018’s House Flipper taught me anything, it’s that the possibilities here are endless. And, much to my delight, House Flipper 2 brings even more deep-cleaning, blueprint-altering tools to the party.

Over the last few months, one of my go-to hobbies has involved listening to a podcast, scrubbing some windows, and knocking down a few walls. Not in my actual home, but in the first House Flipper game. Sometimes, this occupies my time for several hours a night, and has quickly become one of my favorite ways to relax. So, when I had the opportunity to roll up my sleeves and go hands-on with House Flipper 2 at EGX 2022, a bulldozer couldn’t have stopped me from doing so. 

Brick by Brick 

House Flipper 2 screenshot

(Image credit: Frozen District)

Just as I’d hoped, there it is. On the other side of the door atop the dilapidated stairs, a floor covered in rubbish, ripe for me to pick up and dispose of, in all its glory. This, I’m proud to say, is my favorite activity in the house renovation sim. There’s something so satisfying about going into an extremely messy room and coming out of it being able to see the floor again. But something’s different this time. As I go to the tool wheel – which equips players with everything they need to clean, fix, and renovate a house – I notice a new tool: a trusty bin bag. It may seem like a simple new addition, but being able to fling all of the rubbish into a disposable bag and tie it up neatly before tossing it into an open trash can gives me so much joy. This is just one of the new features that have been added to House Flipper 2, and one of the many reasons I’m so excited to play it when it finally releases next year.