Gladiators of Rome

4.62 (29 ratings)
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Take on the role of a gladiator as you search the city for your former sparring partner and Rome's greatest fighter, who has gone missing!  In this game you will explore the different types of ancient Roman entertainments and where you can still see traces of the once magnificent buildings, above and below ground.  Visit some of the most famous sites in the historic centre of Rome as well as its lesser known spots, all the time learning about the ancient city, the Roman world and its gladiators!
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  • Game ends in another place than it starts
  • Cross the street carefully
  • No attractions ticket(s) required

Places you will visit


It will take you

77-107 mins

You will walk

3940 steps

Total distance

3 km


  • Follow in the footsteps of a Roman gladiator as you search the ancient city for your friend.

  • Visit a mixture of famous locations as well as hidden spots.

  • Explore the different entertainment venues of ancient Rome.

  • Learn about Roman history while you play.Written and designed by a Roman archaeologist


After years touring the provinces of the Roman Empire, you, a champion gladiator, have returned to the Eternal City

But fear hangs over Rome, the new emperor doesn't allow a whisper of criticism!

Last night you overheard the emperor's agents planning to assassinate the gladiator Cardo Maximus in his next fight.

Cardo Maximus, your old friend, Rome's greatest fighter, but the one with the loudest mouth!

You need to warn him! But Rome is not how you remember it. Devastated by a fire, much has changed.

Game route

Starting point The intersection of Via Labicana and Via del Colosseo, across the road from the Colosseum and next to the red, bus ticket booth
Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome Capital, Italy
Finish point On a side street in the centre of but off Piazza Navona and before the road, underneath the arcade of white stone pillars, next to shops and restaurants
Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome Capital, Italy
  • Points of interest

    You will get to discover interesting places along the game route.

  • The Colosseum

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24 Feb 2024

Anna Noskova

01 Feb 2024

Leo Mercer

11 Dec 2023
The best Questo we’ve done to date! A compelling story, brilliant facts teaching us about the history and great locations, some of which we’d completely missed while walking around, others which added new dimensions to those we’d been to. Thanks!

Roman Smirnov

10 Nov 2023


03 Nov 2023

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  • Discover new places

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  • Solve puzzles, crack riddles

    You will test your wits and exploring abilities with fun challenges.

  • Learn fun history

    Each place comes with its own bit of history that you'll discover as you walk.

  • Role-play

    Put yourself in the shoes of a famous fictional character and play out their story.


Anna Noskova
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Cesar Mazquiaran
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