Use your talents to straighten up the indoors with Gardenscapes - Mansion Makeover Deluxe, a splendid sequel to the hit game. Having restored the garden to its original splendor, the time has come to have some guests over. The mansion has a spacious hall for everyone to gather but unfortunately, you've spent all of your time on the outside and the hall is in need of a similar makeover.
bring the magnificent mansion to life in this hidden object and time management mix
this includes bonus gameplay, an animated screensaver, gorgeous wallpapers, original soundtrack, and concept art
join Austin the butler in 60 new levels with three search styles
i loved it played all night couldn't stop 5 thumbs up lol
synacious | Added on: August 15, 2012
The format of this game is pretty much identical to the first Gardenscapes game, so if you haven't played it I would play that first because then it's easier to follow the storyline of this game. I loved the idea of remodeling the mansion and I liked that they had little quests aside from searching for objects in the rooms; like when you have to stop the leak in the house or get firewood for your fireplace. In that respect, the second game was more fun than the first game. For some reason, I find this one easier than the first game though. It didn't really bother me, but it was quite noticeable. It also seemed to go by a lot faster than the first Gardenscapes, but maybe I just got used to finding the objects.
This game, like the first, will NOT disappoint U at all. I installed it yesterday and finished it up today.. I just could not stop until I finished I was so into it.. Great graphic's, great story line.. Just so enjoyable...So much fun and could be played by the entire family.. It has relaxed and timed mode so U can make your choice.. Install, play and enjoy....Thanks Game House
chiloqueless1 | Added on: May 4, 2012
Gardenscapes - Mansion Makeover is a very enjoyable game.I waited for the game to come out and it was what I expected. Fun and somewhat easy to play and relaxing. I hope all Gardenescapes players enjoy this game, my kids loved it too!
Fayleen | Added on: May 8, 2012
What a great game to relax with. Not difficult to find objects and no taxing brain teaser puzzles to solve. You can create another player and remake your mansion as many times as you want. Many levels to play before you are done. If you want a relaxing game to buy, this is the one.
PipCat | Added on: May 11, 2012
Austin is back and so are the stunning colors & graphics I've come to expect with a Playrix game. Combining elements of FarmScapes (the little mini games) with the original GardenScapes, it's time to restore the inside of the mansion. Gameplay consists of finding lists of HOs within various rooms in the mansion to earn money to upgrade it. As in the original, you are assisted in your searches by thermometers and cameras (as well as the 5 hints you can accumulate by finding ? marks) but I found that finding the thermometers and cameras wasn't so easy. They've been well blended into the backgrounds. You're still able to find coins in most of the rooms & this time around they *blink* if you haven't found all of them. That was a nice addition because I'm sure I missed a lot of coins in the first GardenScapes. However, when playing this, I felt as if the game had been rushed into production without being thoroughly tested. In one instance you were supposed to be looking for wrenches yet the description said you should be looking for keys. I also thought that this one was much shorter than the first one even given the fact that little mini games were thrown in for diversity. I missed looking for the extra items (candy, pearls, buttons, etc.) that were in the first GardenScapes but I suppose the mini games were meant to replace that. While I loved it, bought it, and loved the ending where characters from other Playrix games show up for the Open House, I do not think it was worth the price of a premium game. There's one bonus play room - the rest is artwork from the development of the game which adds nothing to the gaming experience. I also noticed that at least 2 rooms NEVER opened up for gameplay (1 of them was the bathroom) which disappointed me greatly. It's a good game, very Kid Friendly, Addictive, and has loads of Replay possibilities but I recommend waiting for the standard edition before spending any money.
...not much challenge for adults. While the storyline is endearing, the challenge is somewhat lacking for this game, and I found I lost interest within the first 5 challenges. The objects are fairly easy to identify, the mini-games are even easier, and the story line is a bit of snooze. That being said, I play most hidden object games with my 8-year-old daughter, and she found this game very stimulating (you can decorate the mansion and name the dog)....she's enthralled. I prefer a bit more of a challenge and storyline that keeps you guessing (think the Mortimer Beckett series), so I can't recommend this one, unless you've got kids!
as usual love seeing the scene come to life. find objects to sell to clients-the quicker u find them to more they'll pay-u can also find coins in the HO scenes to add to your money. i did find it very difficult to find the thermometer and camera in the HO scenes to help me. then update the inside of your house. it is cool no matter how many times i play a game like this to see my house come alive. the things Austin says are always charming and funny. he is quiet the personality. i know i'll enjoy playing this game over and over.
I enjoy this game as much as I did the first one, the garden makeover. The HOS are not in some dark place, and that makes its much easier for someone with aging eyes. The music is relaxing. And, unless you want the creepy, body-part dismembering, evil sprits, you will enjoy this. My six year old grand daughter ejoys the game, also. So, I guess this one is more for the older and much younger players. Also, you do not have to do all the 'back tracking'. No going back thru many scenes to find a box, then search many scenes to find a key for the box, then search many scenes to find the right door for the key. All you need do is find the objects in the HOS to earn money to decorate the mansion.
I love this publisher; the graphics are clean, games are tight, lots of little amusing things if you get click-happy. This particular game is a time management/hidden object hybrid. Some will likely think that it is too easy, and that the graphics are too simplistic, but I like it, the graphics are a refreshing change from the now-standard "dark" hidden object game. I am addicted; can't wait to finish all the levels and start all over again!
at least, not in my opinion. This game is just like another one that came out a few weeks ago...Time to Hurry Nicole's Story. About the only thing I find that is TM is the furnishings you purchase from the Hidden Object main part of the game and that is a stretch. Oh yeah....you get a mini game to play with the dog but there is more Hidden Objects in that part to find as well. There may be more mini games but I only played the hour free trial and even that was too long. Why not just put these games where they belong....in Hidden Objects...not Time Management. From a standpoint of Hidden Objects games, it was ok...nothing to rave about, pretty simple actually. PLEASE....categorize the games appropriately though....and find us some new Time Management games while you're at it. Thank you!
I like both garden escapes games. Family fun, everyone can play together
Astoriababe | Added on: May 10, 2012
After thinking Gardenscapes could not get any better, along comes Gardenscape - Manion Makeover, and I find I am proven wrong. It is better and more addictive than I dared hoped. Keep them coming because you can actually beat rocky with the format you are using. "Renovate and relocate" watch out! because Gardenscape is not playing, they want to be the best.
robi | Added on: April 20, 2013
I enjoyed Mansion Makeover and many of the other games in this genre from Playrix. Royal Envoy is still my absolute fave but this one is a great way to pass some enjoyable HOG time.
joylantrip | Added on: May 6, 2012
I played the trial first and am most definitely buying this game. It's great! Few times have I run across a sequel that was as good as the original. This is a true HO game. The butler is great. There is no language translation issues. None of the items are so hidden that you can't find them at all. I didn't need hints during the trial period but you never know what the full version may bring. If you like true HO games that are simply seek and find then this is the game for you.
The first Gardenscapes got me started on Gamehouse. I LOVED it. Pretty simple, I know. I believe that is the whole point. The butler cracked me up. This game does have great replay value, as everything does change. I have recommended this game to others and they too have enjoyed it. Give it a try if you want to relax, and get away from the gloom and doom for a few!!!!
KmK4Life | Added on: May 28, 2012
Nice time management game. Not too hard and not too easy. Cute interactions with the characters and fun mini games. Definitely worth playing!
infinity | Added on: May 22, 2012
I played the original Gardenscapes a lot, so I was looking forward to the sequel, which involves rehabbing the great hall of the mansion instead of the gardens. Graphics are beautiful, and I think a little nicer than the original Gardenscapes. The hidden objects range from easy to a little tricky. But there are hints and the clever camera and thermometer tools, which can be devilishly tricky to find. Don’t forget to keep looking for the gold coins in the scenes. Sometimes they pop up after you’ve worked a scene for awhile. While I enjoyed the game, I just didn't have as much fun decorating the great room as I did creating the intricate garden of the original game, or designing the farm in Farmscapes, also by Playrix. I'm not sure why. But this is still an enjoyable game. I'd just try before you buy.
I love the graphics and the rebuilding the mansion part, but I have to admit, I prefer the match 3 version in Farmscapes. I wish I could rate it 3.5 stars instead of 4 for that reason. And the fact is that it is really a short game; I think I played it at most 8 hours over 2 days. More levels or rather more rooms to rebuild would be much more fun. As well as more choices for some of the items to be bought; a suit of armor? Please, something more realistic It was fun to see the other Playrix characters at the celebration at the end of the game, except where's the little pirate girl from Royal Envoy? I liked it, but I'm really waiting for Farmscapes 2!
I enjoyed this game almost as much as the first one. The camera and thermometer hints were harder to find in this game, however. Also, the so-called mini games were pretty lame. In the first Gardenscapes, you occasionally had other things to look for in the scenes besides coins, like pearls or candies. There was nothing like that in this game. I have no complaints about the game. It's a good HOG and lasts a long time. What I don't understand is why the first (and better) game was regular priced and this one is Premium priced. This game had nothing to speak of that the first game didn't have except a higher price tag.