Summary: After a number of misses from its competition, last year Harmonix and MTV Games proved that it was possible to do a band-specific music game "right." The Beatles: Rock Band was an incredible journey through the band's career, approaching the material with tact, and a reverence for the music and people behind it not seen before in games.
Conclusion: Though I'm not the biggest Green Day fan out there, I have to say that I enjoyed the experience that this title brought. A little more effort could have been put into this title, including some additional dlc at some point down the road. However at the end of the day, if you love the occasional rock or session and/or a lover of all things Green Day, you can't do wrong with picking up Green Day: Rock Band.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is Unless you’ve been living in the deepest, most remote cave on the planet, you’ve likely tried, or at least heard of, Rock Band (or its older brother/nemesis Guitar Hero). Between them they’ve churned out around 10 titles in the last 2-3 years, in addition to tons of paid DLC, so you could say that the demand for virtual ‘rock outs’ has been high. So much so that people are willing to buy music games based on the work of a single band.
Conclusion: Green Day: Rock Band is not the game it could have been. It's also not a bad game in any way, and whatever gripes I might have had about the lack of unlockables or sense of progression or lopsided discography are pushed aside upon playing.
Summary: In what is essentially a well-done track pack, Green Day Rock Band features the long-running band Green Day in all of their pop-punk glory. The game features 47 songs total, including the entire “Dookie”, “American Idiot”, and “21st Century Breakdown” albums as well as a few other choice songs and singles spanning their career.
Excerpt: Green Day Rock Band has lot to prove, especially after the Beatles showed how to do it right just months before. As the series' second stab at a band-themed game, Harmonix is hoping for just as successful an outing with one of the most popular acts in recent memory. Following up on the Fab Five definitely won't be easy. Can these pop punkers pull through?
Summary: Green Day: Rock Band is a simple attempt at capturing the essence of a popular American punk rock band. This is a must buy for Green Day fans, but it offers nothing new to the music rhythm game genre.
Pros: All of Dookie is included, Provides a fine tribute for hardcore Green Day fans
Cons: Not as impressive as The Beatles: Rock Band, That there is nothing new to sink your teeth in to, The fact the game does little to attract casual Green Day fans
Summary: Taking the excellent model established in The Beatles: Rock Band, Harmonix and Demiurge Studios have crafted a love letter to Green Day fanatics. Green Day: Rock Band does a phenomenal job helping you understand Green Day as musicians. The songs aren't particularly difficult to play, however, which means you'll need to be a serious Green Day fan to really appreciate the package.
Pros: Massive amount of tracks at a cheaper price than what you'd pay to download them, Faithfully takes you through the interesting career of a seminal band, You can export the songs to Rock Band and Rock Band 2, but there's a catch
Cons: Exporting the songs to Rock Band and Rock Band 2 will cost you $10, No export available for Wii owners, The songs aren't particularly difficult, meaning this package is for fans only