Hail to the Chimp

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Hail to the Chimp
Hail to the Chimp Coverart.png
North American cover
Developer(s) Wideload Games
Publisher(s) Gamecock Media Group
Engine Unreal Engine 3
Platform(s) Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
Release date(s) June 24, 2008
Genre(s) Party
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer, online multiplayer

Hail to the Chimp is a video game developed by Wideload Games and published by Gamecock Media Group. The game was released on June 23, 2008 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. It was later added to the PlayStation 3's online PlayStation Store in European and Australian markets on April 10, 2009. The title is a reference to the 1998 episode "Dumbbell Indemnity" of the animated television series The Simpsons.


In the game, up to four players compete as anthropomorphic animals in a variety of mini-games while vying for the role of "President of the Animal Kingdom".[1] Released during a United States presidential election year, the game was billed as the "Presidential Party Game" and used campaign-style advertisements meant to blend in with the U.S. presidential campaign ads that were prevalent at the time.


Hail to the Chimp received mixed to negative reviews from critics.

Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 57.17% (PS3) [2]
56.15%(X360) [3]
Metacritic 51/100 (PS3) [4]
52/100 (X360)[5]
Review scores
Publication Score
1UP.com B+ [6]
Game Informer 4/10
GamePro 3/5
GameSpot 5.5/10 [7]
GamesRadar 7/10 [8]
IGN 3.5/10 [9]
OXM 7/10
TeamXbox 7.9/10 [10]
X-Play 1/5


  1. ^ Brudvig, Erik (2007-12-14). "Hail to the Chimp Hands-on". IGN. Retrieved 2008-04-05. 
  2. ^ "Hail to the Chimp - PS3". Gamerankings. Retrieved 2012-02-26. 
  3. ^ "Hail to the Chimp - X360". Gamerankings. Retrieved 2012-02-26. 
  4. ^ "Hail to the Chimp - PS3". Metacritic. Retrieved 2012-02-26. 
  5. ^ "Hail to the Chimp - X360". Metacritic. Retrieved 2012-02-26. 
  6. ^ Leone, Matt (2008-06-24). "Hail to the Chimp Xbox 360 Review". 1UP.com. Retrieved 2012-02-26. 
  7. ^ Watters, Chris (2008-07-08). "Hail to the Chimp Review". GameSpot. Retrieved 2012-02-26. 
  8. ^ Kim, Alan (2008-06-25). "Hail to the Chimp". GamesRadar. Retrieved 2012-02-26. 
  9. ^ "Hail to the Chimp Review". IGN. 2008-07-01. Retrieved 2012-02-26. 
  10. ^ Chapman, David (2008-07-02). "Hail to the Chimp Review". TeamXbox. Retrieved 2012-02-26. 

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