(Takashi Oda's universe)
Most creatures in The House of the Dead are identified by both name and type number. All creatures of a certain type share similar characteristics, though differ in appearance. All canon creature names and type numbers have been obtained from the Sega Saturn manual and official game guides.
Known name and type
This group consists of average-sized humanoids. Every creature except Cyril can be killed with a single headshot.
|Sam (サム Samu )(A-1)||1-4||Weak and commonly found creature. Attacks by biting.|
|Nail (ネイル Neiru )(A-2)||1-3||Stronger variant of Sam. Attacks by swiping.|
|Cyril (シリル Shiriru )(A-3)||1-3||Swings axes at close range or throws them from afar.|
|Kageo (カゲオ Kageo )(B-1)||1 and 3||Weak, slow-moving adversary. Attacks by swiping.|
|Bourbon (ブルボン Burubon )(B-2)||1 and 3||Kageo's successor who has larger health and resilience.|
|Ebitan a (エビタンa Ebitan a )(B-3)||1-3||Found in wet habitats, often lurching from bodies of water to attack.|
|Ebitan b (エビタンb Ebitan b )(B-4)||1 and 2||Hangs upside-down or drops from above. Attacks with a jagged sword or by vomiting.|
This group consists of obese humanoids. They can sustain large amounts of damage, surviving even with their bellies blasted open; two headshots, however, will kill them faster. C-type creatures also tend to charge their opponents for a shoulder tackle.
|Samson (サムソン Samuson )(C-1)||1 and 2||Wields a chainsaw that deflects gunfire.|
|Bentley (ベントレー Bentorē )(C-2)||2-4||Often throws barrels.|
|Burner (バーナー Bānā )(C-3)||3 only||Behaves like Samson, but uses a blowtorch instead.|
This group consists of muscular humanoids. Stronger than the average-sized creature, D-types are often slow-moving but make up for it with their various weapons and means of protection.
|Simon (サイモン Saimon )(D-1)||1 and 2||Attacks by shoulder tackling. Can throw barrels or civilians.|
|Gilmore (ギルモア Girumoa )(D-2)||2 and 4||Attacks with a large sledgehammer.|
|Harris (ハリス Harisu )(D-3)||3 and 4||Swings a ball and chain either while standing or moving.|
|Robert (ロバート Robāto )(D-4)||3 and 4||Attacks with a metallic arm that is invulnerable to gunfire.|
This group consists of small, agile humanoids.
|Rubin (ルービン Rūbin )(E-1)||2 only||Rolls at his prey for a claw attack. Often paired with Drake.|
|Drake (ドレイク Doreiku )(E-2)||2 only||
Throws daggers or attempts biting the player if defenseless. Often paired with Rubin.
|Moody (ムーディー Mūdī )(E-3)||3 and 4||Launches iron claw from his arm or attempts biting the player.|
|Parlor (パーラー Pārā )(E-4)||3 and 4||Like Drake, but with larger health and an unlimited supply of laser daggers.|
This group consists of animal-based creatures. Every F-type enemy, with the exception of Saruzou and (on some occasions) dies when shot anywhere once.
|Kenfis (ケンフィス Kenfisu )(F-1)||1 only||Charges at players while leaping left and right to bite them.|
|Saruzou (サルゾウ Saruzou )(F-2)||1 only||Often attacks in pairs, leaping at prey for a bite.|
|Buele (ブエール Buēru )(F-3)||1 only||Often lurches from bodies of water to attack.|
|Devilon (デビロン Debiron )(F-4)||1 and 2||Home in on a player's position, dying instantly upon damaging them. A swarm of Devilons appear during Hangedman's boss battles.|
This group consists of insectoid creatures who die when shot anywhere once.
|Murrer (モゥラー Myurā )(G-1)||1 and 2||Squirms in groups, attacking with a lunging bite.|
|Name (ナーメ Nāme )(G-2)||1 only||Crawls on walls, shooting projectiles or biting at close range.|
|Thalang (タラン Taran )(G-3)||3 only||Crawls on the ground or drops down from ceilings for a bite.|
There are six other creatures whose names or type numbers were never revealed in official House of the Dead print materials. These creatures, along with their respective filenames, include: