VIGAMUS - The Video Game Museum of Rome

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VIGAMUS - The Video Game Museum of Rome

VIGAMUS - The Video Game Museum of Rome
4.5
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Address
Neighborhood: Della Vittoria
How to get there
  • Lepanto • 10 min walk

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Tamar
Holon, Israel6 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
There are few things that makes this place the best museum in Italy and the best video games museum in the world:
1. It costs only 8 euros! That's the cheapest museum in Rome!
And, with this ticket you can see the history of video games (literally),and play 60 different games! From old game machines to new counsels, and even a VR section!
No need to add more money!

2. It's unique and I really never seen some museums like this before, I even think it's the only one of it's kind.

3. It's not even a small place. It may seems small from outside but soon as you going in... Wow.
So many rooms with so many games
It was a great fun
And there is mo rush you can play till closing time.
Written February 18, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Saskia
Lanaken, Belgium5 contributions
Oct 2019
They have a great collection of arcade games you can play once more. Felt like a blast from the past. Lot of great games in their collection with some interesting explanations and details about it. We had a great time, spend an our of 2 - 3
Written November 16, 2019
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Lambda Traveler
3 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
They have some solid pieces of collection in there, but what...a...mess.

First of all, it's really small.

The collection is badly organized, consoles and computers are put in some random order behind glass.

It's lacking a ton of video games history, and it really emphasizes on very old computers and consoles (C64, vectrex, Atari, etc...)

A lot could be done to put more documentation, and enlighten that nice collection they have here.

I've been to several video games museums in different countries, and many had that "passionate vibe".
I didn't feel it here.

Side-note :
On Tuesday and Thursday, they advertise virtual reality.
The reality : a small room with one occulus rift on which you can try a 3min ride or a psVR on with you can play a quick game of beat saber. Why not.

My girlfriend had never tried virtual reality so she was excited to try it for the first time.
She tried a 3min gunfight scene, and after that I asked the staff guy if she could try the rollercoaster.
He refused ("one ride per person only"), which I could easily understand if the museum was full, but it was absolutely empty and nobody was waiting (we were like 6 people total in the whole museum).

It was sad to see someone working in a business that should be about passion that wasn't wanting to transmit that passion to someone excited by the novelty.

I was expecting a "video game museum", it was a disappointment.

If you are just expecting the ability to play some arcade machines, then it's ok then.
Written August 20, 2019
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marie r
5 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
Yes, yes and yes.Do you love gaming? Then you must go here!! :D We spent two hours here. So much fun
Written August 10, 2019
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Matt R
Stoughton, WI8 contributions
Jun 2019 • Solo
I was impressed with the collection of games and consoles, and they have done a good job of presenting the history of the industry. It was an enjoyable walk back in time. Given that it is marketed as a museum, it is probably set up too much with youth in mind as opposed to an “adult” museum, but I can understand the tension in positioning in the market. Could use a little cleaning and upkeep, but it was fine. Worth the money for the uniqueness, if gaming is of interest. Being able to play and original Atari ET game was a riot...their display of the New Mexico landfill was great.
Written June 26, 2019
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Hunter D
Calgary, Canada13 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
- There was a great variety of video games actually able to play there, from old C64 games up to current gen games.

- Loved the write ups about some of the stuff they had on display.

- Great variety of gaming memorabilia and consoles. Enjoyed the fact that they had a virtual boy of all things.

- The VR room was a blast. The employee that was there with us, Dairo, was very friendly and helpful when it came to the VR system. He was also great talking to and conversing with. You could tell he had a great passion for what he was showing us!

- Very much enjoyed the Fix it Felix Jr and Space Invaders arcade machine.

- If anything it was a tad small but I can't complain as they put so much into that small space.
Written June 15, 2019
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Daniel Afonso
Coimbra, Portugal60 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
Must visit if you grown up playing video games. Had a lot of fun playing all of the available games and had a great throwback to my childhood
Written February 18, 2019
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Luxury traveller
Woodbridge, UK373 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
If you have grown up playing video games this is the place for you. Extensive collection of old gaming machines both on display and to use. Many different arcade games to play along with new and old consoles. Also a VR room which according to the website is open Tuesday and Thursday, however the staff were very accommodating and let us have a go on Friday. Cheap entry also.
Written January 22, 2019
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mubmir
33 contributions
Sep 2018 • Solo
This is definitely was one of my highlights during my visit in Rome, as a video game enthusiast, it helped rekindled my childhood memories on video games.
Written October 18, 2018
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Odedkramer11
Tel Aviv, Israel24 contributions
Sep 2018 • Family
If you played video games, of you played computer games, if you played arcade games, this is the place for you. We loved it, our teenagers loved it. You cB look, you can play you can take pictures. Dont miss
Written September 30, 2018
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