Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 23
  2. Negative: 9 out of 23
  1. Hail to the Chimp is a collection of decent ideas, all poorly executed to some degree. The satire, while welcome to the genre, has been managed in a much better capacity by other games. The mini-games are all weak, mundane, and especially repetitive.
  2. Like the stereotypical politician, Hail to the Chimp promised more than it can deliver.
  3. 20
    Practically unplayable and should be avoided at all costs.
  4. This is "Fuzion Frenzy" with one-liners about stuffing ballot boxes and endless, boring minigame repetition. [July 2008, p.86]
  5. 35
    Hail to the Chimp has zero redeeming qualities. There's nothing about this game that's worth recommending. The AI is bad, the control scheme is unforgiving, it's not funny at all and all of the games feel too similar to one another.
  6. Confusing, annoying and frustrating. [Nov 2008, p.97]
  7. 10
    The resulting mashup is a chaotic jumble that's doesn't play well and only loosely is tied to politics at all. The minigames are too long and incorporate too many elements at once to make for good group play, the humor is disjointed and juvenile, and a few of the characters even lean into questionable stereotypes.
  8. Quite simply, this would have been struggling for a decent mark on Live Arcade. One strong concept does not a game make.
  9. The world needs more risk-takers like Wideload. But this gamble didn't pay off. [Dec 2008, p.83]
User Score
6.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. May 17, 2012
    10
    A great idea... with some mistakes. We meet much party games, really much, Mario Party, Fuzion Frenzy for example, but all with themes for kids. Hail to the chimp is different, the principal themes are for adults, and is a good point. The mini games are funny, but are most funny when you play with other people, the graphics are very regular, some characters looks horrible. The story is good, and have a great development. Hail To the Chimp is not perfect, but have much great points. Full Review »