While it doesn't spring any surprises, Green Day: Rock Band packs high-energy rock into a solid package.
Last year, The Beatles Rock Band demonstrated how a rhythm game dedicated to the songs of one band can create a uniquely immersive and enjoyable plastic rock experience. Green Day: Rock Band follows in those footsteps, and while it doesn't rise to the same lofty heights as its predecessor, it is still a solidly entertaining package. There's a good amount of music, including three full albums, though your affinity for the Bay Area band's work will likely be the determining factor in whether or not you think the game is worth full retail price. The unlockable photos and videos are a nice touch, but Green Day: Rock Band lacks the artistic ingenuity to broaden its appeal much beyond its established fan base. Still, there is some high-energy entertainment to be had here, and interested parties won't be disappointed.