Summary: Green Day: Rock Band has been somewhat controversial among gamers, mostly because many felt Green Day was a downgrade from The Beatles (who got their own Rock Band game in 2009) and didn't deserve the same treatment. Music games aren't about music snobbery, however, and are supposed to be about fun, which is something that Green Day: Rock Band delivers by the boat load.
Summary: Repeating the obvious, this is a Rock Band title made entirely of Green Day tracks, which makes it easy to recommend to gamers that are fans of both. Fans of one, the other or neither, would probably be better suited renting or waiting for the price to fall on this one, though. The “career”Â� is just as linear and the mode offerings are just as thin as it was in The Beatles , but Harmonix doesn’t push the license as far.
Excerpt: On one of the hottest days of the year in the summer of 2005, I travelled for four hours in a cramped mini-bus to see my favourite band of all time perform live at the Milton Keynes Bowl. That band wasn’t Green Day, but Jimmy Eat World, who were supporting alongside Hard-Fi and Funeral For A Friend. Even so, I’ll happily admit that Jimmy were outclassed by Green Day in all respects, and to this day remain one of the best bands I’ve ever seen live.
Conclusion: I am disapointed that the dreamscapes are gone, but the overall graphics and character models are much better then the Beatles. Another problem is the lack of venues. Pros -difficulty -didnt miss many major hits -distortion on guitar -drum fills -improved graphics Cons -NO DREAMSCAPES (biggie) -Only famous songs -no real story -no venues Overal: 8/10
Excerpt: Green Day has been making a lot of noise lately. Whether it be on TV, the Grammys, on the radio, Broadway, and now on your Xbox. Yes they ...
Pros: A great game for Green Day fans. Play as your idols – rock through their catalog and unlock Achievements/Trophies enhancing your love for Billie Joe, Tre, and Mike. Songs play very well within a rhythm game format.
Cons: Visuals are lacking, and so are pivotal Green Day venues like Woodstock. No backstory on the band other than playing their songs. Casual Green Day fans may not bother playing it again after they beat it in just a few hours.
Excerpt: In 1994, Los Angeles punk band Green Day released Dookie to immediate success. That album has since gone diamond, selling over 10 million copies. Green Day went on making punk music and experimenting with their style, finding new popularity with 2004's American Idiot and continuing that success into 2009's 21st Century Breakdown and now even a Broadway musical based on that album.
Conclusion: As a band tribute, Green Day: Rock Band falls considerably short of The Beatles: Rock Band’s lofty ambition and execution, but hardcore fans of the band are safely catered for by its mammoth bulk of musical content spanning Green Day's most notable hits.