If you are a Green Day fan this is a great game, otherwise steer clear. I have been a GD fan since Dookie, so playing through all these songs was a blast. Glad I rented instead of buying, now that I am finished with the game its doubtful I would want to play it again. I think its the same for me with all the music games.
The albums Dookie, American Idiot, and 21st Century Breakdown are on here with a few songs from their other records sprinkled in. Not as artfully done as the Beatles game there are no special visualizations of the songs and minimal outfits. Its like a snapshot of three concerts given during the tours for the three complete albums.
Again if your a fan, it gives you a new appreciation for their songs making you fell like part of the band. The sound quality is fantastic and if you have a good sound system your going to be really happy with the experience. I am giving it a 10 because the songs are great and in my opinion that is all that matters for a music game.
I am an avid gamer and a huge fan of music games. The folks at Harmonix are genius' for introducing the drums and mic into the guitar dominated genre with the release of the first Rock Band game. I haven't been that interested in most of their DLC add ons, (Lady Gaga? Really? We've sunk that low? But I digress) and some of the newer titles are moderately esoteric, but they are genius' none-the-less.
My main question is, as earlier stated, WHAT THE F HAPPENED TO GREEN DAY? You start off playing the stuff everyone was interested in. Rocking out to the entire Dookie album. Then as you progress through the years to the Warning, Nimord, Insomniac stages of the band's life you'll notice a sharp, and frankly unexpected, turn. The punks who were "off the wagon and hitchin' a ride" and "telling you to f off and die" while still writing music you couldn't help but get in to, went soft rock and, dare i say, a little Pop. I noticed this disturbing trend around the begining of American Idiot.
Within a few tracks you go from strumming like crazy hoping to keep up, to standing around playing the same double note for four minutes. Most having 0 difficuly rating. Even if you are a hardcore fan of the new stuff, which means you didn't start listening to Green Day when they were still Green Day, you will get bored very quickly as an easy game usually isn't a fun game. A fun game is one that gets harder as you go. You'll notice none of Bullet in a Bible is on there, and they want you to pay for all of 21st Century Breakdown. Good luck with that.
If it weren't for the fact that the whole Dookie album, Hitchin' a Ride, Geek Stink Breath, Brain Stew/Jaded, and other INCREDIBLE songs are included I'd say don't waste your time. But Harmonix's trademark playability are clearly present making it accesible to veterans and new players alike.
If you think I am being too critical, Last Night on Earth. That's all I have to say. Last Night on Earth. Seriously, guys what happened?