🎮 Check out The Top 10 Consoles owned by MobyGames community!

atari yars
Not an American user?


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 SEGA Saturn Attacking first of four generators - locking weapons
Independence Day Windows Mission in Las Vegas
Independence Day Windows Succeeding in destroying the main cannon after taking out the shield generators
Independence Day PlayStation At the start screen, you will get a demo video if you leave the controls alone for long enough.

Promo Images

Independence Day Magazine Advertisement
Independence Day Magazine Advertisement Part 1
Independence Day Magazine Advertisement Part 2

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

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

Generic and forgetable. Windows Zovni (10623)

Critic Reviews

GameSpot PlayStation Mar 25, 1997 5.5 out of 10 55
Game Revolution PlayStation Jun 04, 2004 C 50
Privat Computer PC Windows 1997 48 out of 100 48
Power Play Windows Apr, 1997 48 out of 100 48
NowGamer PlayStation Jul 01, 1997 4.7 out of 10 47
PC Player (Germany) Windows Jun, 1997 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Reset Windows Sep, 1997 4 out of 10 40
PC Multimedia & Entertainment Windows Jun 19, 1997 34 out of 100 34
Edge SEGA Saturn Jun, 1997 3 out of 10 30
IGN PlayStation Apr 23, 1997 2 out of 10 20


There are currently no topics for this game.



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

Related Web Sites

Contributed to by [BR]Gladiator (12), skl (1128) and Grant McLellan (622)
atari kombinera