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This arcade game is based loosely on the 1996 blockbuster movie "Independence Day." Interspersed with cutscenes lifted from the film, the game consists of flying a jet through various missions in order to take down the gargantuan, city-destroying spaceships. This entails flying around the 3D level and taking out targets such as: communication uplinks, shield generators, the occasional alien fighter craft, and ultimately bringing down the major alien ship via a strike on its main cannon. Powerups are plentiful, such as medical packs that heal your jetcraft, bonus weapons, bonus planes, and an item that freezes enemy planes for a brief time.

Mission settings include the Grand Canyon, Washington D.C., and New York City. There are other missions that are provided on a need-to-know basis (as stated in the manual). The game also features 2-player head-to-head action via a network or null modem link.


Independence Day PlayStation Main menu.
Independence Day PlayStation Your language options.
Independence Day PlayStation During missions, you will come across pick ups that include health and extra missiles.
Independence Day PlayStation You'll get a high score list at the end of every mission to see how you compare.

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Alternate Titles

  • "天煞:地球反击战" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
  • "Independence Day: The Game" -- European title
  • "Independence Day - maailmojen sota" -- Finnish title
  • "ID4" -- Abbreviated title

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Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) Apr, 1997 4 out of 5 80
Freak Apr, 1997 60 out of 100 60
GameSpot Mar 25, 1997 5.5 out of 10 55
Game Revolution Jun 04, 2004 C 50
Video Games Aug, 1997 50 out of 100 50
NowGamer Jul 01, 1997 4.7 out of 10 47
Electric Playground Mar 22, 1997 2.5 out of 10 25
IGN Apr 23, 1997 2 out of 10 20


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The game in Windows version comes with the making of Independence Day, the movie.

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Grant McLellan (622) added Independence Day (PlayStation) on Mar 29, 2001
Other platforms contributed by [BR]Gladiator (12) and skl (1137)