Although Texas-based Gamecock ran a high profile marketing blitz for its politically-tinged Hail to the Chimp, reviewers have voted and the game did not do well.
Variety issued a particularly stinging beatdown:
At first blush, "Hail to the Chimp" looks like a promising mix of edgy political humor with multiplayer party gaming mayhem. But the resulting mashup is a chaotic jumble that’s doesn’t play well and only loosely is tied to politics at all… "Hail to the Chimp" has about as much of a chance of success as a Dennis Kucinich presidential campaign.
Game Informer slapped Hail To the Chimp with a 4/10, Electronic Gaming Monthly 75/100 and GamePro 3/5.