The six-player co-op from The Beatles Rock Band returns, and there are plenty of opportunities for harmonies for up to three singers. It's a bit odd to have six people teaming up with only three on-screen personas, but you get used to it after a while. When a teammate fails out, any other player can use their overdrive to get them back in the game in a flash. The feeling of teamwork and cooperation in Green Day Rock Band is every bit as strong as it is in other music games.
All of the tracks on disc are exportable, for a $10 fee, which is one advantage Green Day Rock Band has over the Liverpool legends' game. Additionally, the previous six Green Day DLC tracks are fully compatible, and come with all the challenges and custom animations that the on-disc songs have. If you are interested in the export feature, and don't have the DLC already, the special release Green Day Rock Band Plus comes with a free export, the six tracks for an additional $10 SRP over the standard verison.
Really, there isn't too much more that needs to be said about this game. It's Green Day Rock Band. Chances are, if you like Green Day's music, and/or fake plastic instrument video games, you'll enjoy it. I'd like to have seen more than 47 songs, and more venues. I was also hoping for more "dreamscape" style background videos, which would have been a good fit for many songs; "Brain Stew" comes to mind. Green Day's music does, indeed, translate very well into video game form. It's a very solid music game experience, though a bit overshadowed by polish and glamour of The Beatles Rock Band and the potential innovations coming to the franchise in Rock Band 3.
The Co-Op Experience: Solid four-player co-op with the same vocal harmonies as The Beatles Rock Band.
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