Rated 0 out of 10 by Generic Gamer Wow (not in a good way)
Someone here mentioned the Beatles game being a bettere decision but The Beatles game didn't do as well as expected from what I hear and that's probably because 1. One band games are boring 2. It's too easy 3. Beatles fans are not generally console owning rhythm gamers 4. No export 5. It's too easy 6. People got bored with RB2 for various reasons, RB3 was skipped in 2009, so the market shrank 7. It's too easy Now, this game exports but it's very expensive if you're not hardcore into Green Day and only wanted the hits. Fine, so it's cheaper per song but it's forced bulk buying. Say you wanted to get an album from an artist but they only sell boxed sets. It's like that, except no artist in their right mind would do that with CD's. This game is going to be a vascilate between boring chordfest and annoying chordfest (on guitar, obviously). Drums will probably be decent. Vocals could be good but vocals are the least played 'instrument' in these kinds of games. In short, I don't understand the business decision to make this game.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Cody D Solid Game
I've been a huge Green Day fan (and Rock Band) fan for a while now, so obviously i was excited for the game. The songs are not super hard, but some of the challenges take a little time. I enjoy playing guitar and singing at the same time (like Billie Joe). It is fun to watch the characters in the game also. the only real gripe i have with the game is the song Variety. it does have almost every big song somebody could want, but i am a little upset that it does not have anything off Kerplunk! or 1039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours. I'm sure most people have never heard of these albums. They are their first two on a different label company, and were not put in the game at all. I would've really enjoyed playing Christie Road. Also, it seemed like some songs were louder than others? could just be me. also, responsiveness seemed a LITTLE off, but ive used the same controller for years and noticed this get worse over time, so that's probably just me. If you like green day and play rock band, its definitely a fun way to waste time. Though $60 is a pretty big dent :/
Rated 0 out of 10 by blackout379 Where's Kerplunk, 1000 Hours?????
When I first heard about the game coming out, being a big Green Day I was so excited and couldn't wait. After reading the songs listed for it, not so much now. They have so many good songs, yet use primarily 3 albums for the game to fill out 40 of the 47 songs. I would much rather play songs like 2000 Light Years Away, Going To Pasalaqua, and Stuck With Me over most of the songs from the American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown albums. Also I don't see how a song like Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) would be a fun song to play as a band when it's acoustic and doesn't have drums or bass involved in any way in it. I also hope that the songs when downloaded are based in separate files so you can just keep the songs you would want to play and delete ones that you don't (not like in ACDC rock band where all the songs were all in one large file)
Rated 5 out of 10 by dagamster44 Meh
I got this game as a birthday present for my brother. Since he's a huge green day fan, he thoroughly enjoyed the game. However after three or so songs, I felt the game was just getting boring since you're playing as the same people in the same venues with no coherent transitions and storylines. I recommend just getting Rock Band 2 and downloading any green day songs from the music store. It's a better value and you'll have a more varied music library. It is hard to listen to so much green day in such little time. Now this review may be slightly bias, as I do not like music games that feature only one artist. I prefer just the plain Rock Band or Rock Band 2 since they have a more varied selection and thus more varied artists. Plus, there is an awesome world tour mode in those games that cannot be found in green day rock band.
Rated 0 out of 10 by nxg I'm looking foward to this one...
This is rock bands best decision ever, I just hope they add more venues; and they should add a Woodstock venue. Other than that I've been reading some of the comments people posted- which most of them require personal taste. It's either a hit or a miss for you, this game is dedicated to green day fans, fact; but someone mentioned this is based towards "younger people". Well first off, everyone and their uncle has heard of green day, unless they live in a cave. Second of all, I'm 35, i went to Woodstock when i was 19, heck- I'm buying it. A lot of their newest work is rather slow, so it also grabs the older crowd as well, but personally I'm into everything, mostly Dookie- cause i experienced it live. Other than that, I hope they virtually give us a variety of looks from the band, not just 2 or 3.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Matt S. Great For Rock Band Fans or Green Day Fans
This is the secomd best band specific game, the first being The Beatles. This game has a lot of Green Day's best songs. The graphics are great and the animations are awsome. This is a great game for a great band. Green Day is a band that dosen't listen to what critics say about their music and that is one of the things that make tyhem a great band. The songs selestion is great. Only thin Iwish was more from the album "Nimrod", that was a grea album. But, besides that the game is still awsome. It has a bunch of cool videos, like live performces and interviews and a tons of pictures. This is a great game pure and simple. I would suggest this game becuase of it being Green Day and also the fun dosent stop after you export the songs to your Rock band library.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Guitar Hero VS Rock Band this is awesome
First of all, you need to be a hardcore Green Day fan to really like Green Day Rock Band. The song variety isn't that wide, but wide enough to keep playing the songs over and over again. The songs really never get boring, when doing career I like that fact that they have challenges for when you complete each set. The graphics are good, but not as good as The Beatles Rock Band. Controls are the same as any other Rock Band game out there. The sound is great, couldn't find one problem with the sound. The game is meant for fans of Green Day and Rock Band, not only for Rock Band fans. The same is for The Beatles Rock Band, some people said the game was bad or is gonna be bad due to they probably didn't like The Beatles. If you are a Green Day Fan GET THIS GAME!!!!
Rated 5 out of 10 by Fish All In All, Fun; But Soundtrack is So-So
Green Day: Rock Band is generally a fun game, and you should have no problem enjoying the gameplay if you were a fan of the other Rock Band/ Guitar Hero games.
My only complaint is that the soundtrack only caters to the mainstream Green Day fan base. Nearly all the tracks are from their 2 new albums with only the notable hits from their early career seeing the light of day.
Green Day had a remarkably impressive catalog of songs in their early days, and its really a disappointment to see that generally NONE of those songs made it on Green Day: Rockband. Nothing from 1039/Smooth, nothing from Kerplunk, nothing from Shenanigans.
It's a real bummer that not all of the Green Day fans can enjoy this.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Gretsnig, Dark Blood Warboss Harmonix needs to choose better bands
Lets go back and look at the last single band game harmonix released. Rock Band: Beatles. It flopped in terms of sales, Why? Because of the band choice, while the beatles are easily one of the most popular bands of all time, they arent the kind of band thats going to sell a game that is entirely based off their music. Now lets look at Guitar Hero's band only games. They chose: Aerosmith, Metallica, and Van Halen, these are easily some of the greatest bands in rock, and each has at least a few fast songs to provide challenge for the game. Now we have harmonix second attempt at a band only rock band game, and again they chose poorly. Ok seriously Green Day? There heaviest song is something along the lines of american idiot, which not saying that its a bad song or anything (this has nothing to do with my opinion on green day(if anyones wondering I strongly dislike the band)) Its not exactly Painkiller, or even Master Exploader, or something even on the challenge level of Carry On My Wayward son. Not to mention a short and lackluster set list. Youd think that since harmonix has such great ties with Judas Priest, and a some form of a relationship with Ac/Dc, that it would do a game on those bands. But no.... they chose green day. People wait for Rock Band 3 or just keep buying DLC, but this one is easily a pass, unless your a super die hard green day fan.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Skwizzle This Will Be Fun!
I realize this title might not sell as well as say Rock Band: The Beatles, or the Guitar Heroe's Aerosmith and Metallica, simply because this is a newer era band. However, the immense fan base that Green Day has is insane, not to mention Rock Band's hardcore devotees. I personally have bought every installment just for the sake of playing more Rock Band. It's great fun for a lot of people. No matter how well it does or doesn't do, I'm sure those who do get it are going to be very pleased!