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VIGAMUS - The Video Game Museum of Rome

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Address: Via Sabotino 4, 00195 Rome, Italy
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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WINNER OF 2014 AND 2015 TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE Located in...

WINNER OF 2014 AND 2015 TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE Located in the heart of Rome, VIGAMUS is the only Museum in Italy dedicated to Video Games. A modern center, in which visitors can immerse themselves in the History of Video Games and discover the evolution of a young art form with an illustrious past behind, made of memorable characters and compelling stories. Inside the Museum people can explore different areas, divided between Exhibition Areas, Interactive Areas with over 50 free playable stations, and the Oculus Room, the only Center in the world where it is possible to experience the Oculus Rift Virtual Reality device permanently.

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Something different in Rome

This was a must for my teenage son, no I must admit it was a welcome break in between all the precious art and sculpture in Rome. It's a bit off the beaten track but best visited... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2017
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

This was a must for my teenage son, no I must admit it was a welcome break in between all the precious art and sculpture in Rome. It's a bit off the beaten track but best visited if you are in the region of the Vatican as it's about a 20min walk north of there. It's interesting to see all... More 

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Avignon, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

The museum was perfect. Near the subway, it offers you the opportunity to play lots of game, some from 60s, 70s, 80s ... but also from our recent games. Not only you can learn more about the history of the video games but you can also stay hours playing there. The staff is very nice, you can feel they are... More 

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West Malling, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We found this place as a rainy day activity near to our apartment. It has 80 docks you can play retro, classic and the more modern games on. Consoles, PC and retro arcade machines are all playable as well as a short go using the Oculus Rift. When we arrived there was a problem loading some of the machines. The... More 

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Thank M8x1mus
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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

The vigamus museum, is great if you love video games! It has tons of gaming memorabilia and it goes through the history and the development of the video gaming industry. The museum also has tons of different consoles and arcade games that you can play for free! From pac man and wreck it Ralph and street fighter, to bioshock and... More 

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Thank Chloe S
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Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

With more than 40 consoles and games to play on this was awesome fun and a great escape from the 36 degree heat outside.

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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 12 July 2016

I found out about Vigamus through the RomaPass which offers a 3€ discount (8€ to 5€) for a ticket. Arriving in noon, we were obviously not visiting during the peak hours and there were just a few people there. Vigamus offers a slice through the history of gaming with selected works going back to the 60's. A lot of their... More 

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Thank jarek163
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Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

As a video game aficionado, this place was a feast for the eyes. It had all you need to have in a museum, all history of video games as depicted. Plus, you can also sit down and play popular video games for all consoles, even the oldest ones. Simple letdown: there was an oculus lift trial but the games were... More 

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Thank Elior B
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 6 July 2016

Video games are well worth their own museum and Vigamus is definitely one of the best curated ones in the world! Very good collection spanning the whole history of video and computer games including some really unique items (like infamous ET carts recovered from the Alamogordo excavation). Playable systems are also present and a nice conference room allows for the... More 

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Daytona Beach
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

We are lucky enough to be here in Rome for six days. I love the ruins, but thought this might be a nice change and it was. I'm not a big gamer, but the other three men in our party are. Nevertheless I enjoyed the well illustrated history of gaming and the very complete collection of hardware. The best thing,... More 

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Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Great place for hardcore gamers and non-gamers to learn about the history of video games, some cool historical video game items on display as well as an occulus rift experience!

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