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Green Day: Rock Band Review

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Developer: Harmonix Publisher: MTV Games
Release Date: June 8, 2010 Available On: Wii, PS3 and Xbox 360

It feels almost pointless to review music video games any more. Each of them is virtually identical except for the set list and the same is true with Green Day: Rock Band. If you are a fan of Rock Band games or of Green Day, this is a great game for you to own. If you are not a fan of either, then Green Day: Rock Band is not going to change your mind one bit.

There is not a lot to say about the game if you are already experienced with either Rock Band or Guitar Hero. You have a single player story where you go from one venue to the next playing Green Day’s greatest songs over the past two decades. There are forty-five songs to choose from, which is not a whole lot, but you can export them to Rock Band 2 if you want.

The full playlist for Green Day Rock Band is below:

Dookie (1994)

* “Burnout”
* “Having a Blast”
* “Chump”
* “Longview”
* “Welcome to Paradise”
* “Pulling Teeth”
* “Basket Case”
* “She”
* “Sassafrass Roots”
* “When I Come Around”
* “Coming Clean”
* “Emenius Sleepus”
* “In the End”
* “F.O.D.”

American Idiot (2004)

* “American Idiot”
* “Jesus of Suburbia”
* “Holiday”
* “Boulevard of Broken Dreams”
* “Are We the Waiting”
* “St. Jimmy”
* “Give Me Novacaine”
* “She’s a Rebel”
* “Extraordinary Girl”
* “Letterbomb”
* “Wake Me Up When September Ends”
* “Homecoming”
* “Whatsername”

Warning (2000)

* “Minority”
* “Warning”

Nimrod (1997)

* “Hitchin’ a Ride”
* “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)”
* “Nice Guys Finish Last”

Insomniac (1995)

* “Brain Stew”
* “Jaded”
* “Geek Stink Breath”

21st Century Breakdown (2009)

* “Song of the Century”
* “21st Century Breakdown”
* “Before the Lobotomy”
* “Last Night on Earth”
* “Peacemaker”
* “Murder City”
* “¿Viva La Gloria? (Little Girl)”
* “Restless Heart Syndrome”
* “Horseshoes and Handgrenades”
* “The Static Age”
* “American Eulogy”
* “See the Light”

Overall, Green Day: Rock Band is a great collection of some of the band’s finest work. Fans should definitely consider picking up this game to live the life of Green Day in the virtual world. It’s not up to par to, say, The Beatles: Rock Band, but it is a solid collection of songs from one of the 90s best bands. More casual fans will probably want to wait for the price to come down before considering picking this up.

Graphics: 8
Sound: 9
Gameplay: 8
Creativity: 6
Replay Value/Game Length: 8
Final: 7.8 out of 10
Written by Kyle Bell Write a User Review