Throughout the House of the Dead series, zombies are the primary enemies. Though appearing in many different shapes, sizes, and even species, all have the same goal: to kill any living being that crosses their path.
(Names and some info in descriptions pf zombies in the first are obtained from Sega Saturn manual. Keep in mind that it's unsure if names and information from Sega Saturn manual is actually canon)
|Sam||A shirtless zombie with exposed entrails, who attacks with bites and hand swipes. The most common and basic zombie encountered.|
|Nail||A black-haired, black-uniformed zombie whose behavior is identical to Sam.|
|Cyril||A brown-shirted zombie wielding axes at either close-range or from a distance.|
|Kageo||A slow-moving skeletal zombie who wanders in "humid" areas. Becomes a recurring enemy throughout the House of the Dead series.|
Similar to Kageo, but with higher health and wrapped in seaweed.
|Ebitan A||Sludge-covered zombies who lurch from bodies of water; this first variant moves and attacks on two feet. Becomes a recurring enemy throughout the House of the Dead series.|
|Ebitan B||Ebitan's half-bodied second variant; attacks with a jagged sword or occasionally vomiting. Often falls from ceilings or ambushes players from upside-down.|
|Ebitan C||A rare third variant of Ebitan; similar to variant A, but with a different appearance. Only encountered in the Curien Mansion's underground waterway.|
|Robert||A muscular zombie-cyborg hybrid whose metallic parts are invulnerable to gunfire.|
|Simon||A muscular zombie capable of throwing barrels and even civilians at players.|
|Gilmore||A tall, skinless, muscular zombie wielding a large two-handed hammer.|
|Harris||A brawny, bearded zombie who stands in place a swings a ball and chain at players.|
|Samson||A fat, bearded, overalls-clad zombie wielding a chainsaw. Often seen breaking through doors and other entryways; strong, but slow.|
|Bentley||A fat zombie who shoulder tackles players and hurls barrels.|
|Burner||A fat, burnt zombie wielding a blowtorch; acts identical to Samson.|
|Rubin||A short, nimble zombie who attacks with claws. Often paired with Drake (see below).|
|Drake||A short, nimble zombie who throws duel-wielded knives. Often paired with Rubin (see above).|
|Moody||A short, cyborg-like zombie that can repeatedly shoot metallic claws as projectiles. Attacks in pairs.|
|Parlor||A short, light-blue zombie that throws blue energy knives. Attacks in pairs.|
|Kenfis||Demonic winged dog-like creatures that run towards players for a bite. Often attack in groups.|
|Saruzou||Nimble undead monkeys that lunge at players with a bite attack. Often attack in pairs.|
|Devilon||Zombified bats which fly in groups and home in on a player's position; they die instantly after landing a successful hit. A swarm of them appear during boss battles with the Hangedman.|
|Bueel||Giant frogs with bloody, sharp teeth. Often seen jumping out of bodies of water.|
|Murrer||Voracious leeches that squirm in groups, attacking with a lunging bite.|
|Name||Fat, brown slugs that shoot projectiles and bite; they only appear in the mansion's underground waterway.|
|Thalang||Toxic-green spiders that scurry players for a bite. Often seen in groups and hanging from ceilings.|
Although appearing, these zombies have no official names and are uncommonly encountered.
|Shawn||A pale zombie in a blue shirt and pants; while usually a harmless background zombie, a rare hostile version is found in the first stage.|
|Vincent||A pale, shirtless zombie with black hair; while usually a harmless background zombie, a rare hostile version is found in the first and third stages.|
|Ivan||A bald zombie in brown pants; while usually a harmless background zombie, a rare hostile version is found in the first and third stages.|
|Talbot||A zombie who is bloody and skinless on the left side of his face, his neck, and left arm; uncommonly found in the third stage.|
|David||A very common shirtless zombie who bites or swipes players.|
|Andrew||Behaves like David, but with a blue shirt and larger health.|
|Johnny||A flannel-shirted zombie wielding axes, either hacking at close-range or throwing them from a distance.|
|Randy||Small, nimble zombies clad in armor and wielding claws; they roam in pairs, and can scour walls and ceilings.|
|Cecil||An uncommonly-seen alternate of Johnny, featuring lower health and defense. Resembles Cyril from the previous game.|
|Kageo||A skeletal zombie returning from The House of the Dead; roams the darker areas in groups, attacking with an arm swipe.|
|Mickey||A short zombie who throws knives from the distance while dashing sideways towards the player; attacks with a bite at close-range. Usually leaps from rooftops or other high places.|
A fully-grown version of Mickey; attacks by throwing or slashing with knives.
|Bob||An obese zombie who wears an executioner's hood; attacks by drop kicking, head-butting, or throwing barrels/oil drums at players.|
|Max||A fast-moving zombie who duel-wields chainsaws, which obscure his head and deflect bullets.|
|Ebitan||A sludge-covered zombie reappearing from The House of the Dead; lurches from bodies of water to attack. Comes in green, black, and brown colors.|
|Ken||Similar to Kageo, but featuring Randy's armor, claws, and mask; lurks in the coliseum, and can absorb one bullet with his mask.|
|Gregory||A large zombie in Medieval knight clothing brandishing a large sword, which is immune to gunfire. Appears only in the coliseum.|
|Keith||A lizard-zombie hybrid that crawls in underground areas for a bite or tail whip attack.|
|Ricky||A strong zombie with exposed muscles and brain.|
|Patrick||Similar to Ricky, but eyeless and with more exposed muscles; wears a military beret, pants, and boots.|
|Peter||A zombie infested with a parasite, which will burst from his chest to attack players if he is shot anywhere but his head; this instantly kills him.|
|Lance||A small cyborg zombie that crawls on walls and ceilings, throwing energy blades at players while teleporting toward them; they bite the player up close. His body parts cannot be blown off.|
|Franklin||A walking, normal-sized cyborg zombie that appears from walls. His body parts cannot be blown off.|
|Eric||A cyborg zombie armed with dual pulse sabers on either hands; unable to teleport, but boasts a large amount of health.|
|Mofish||An undead, piranha like fish that lunges from the water for a bite; usually seen in groups. Also appears during the Hierophant's boss fight.|
|Moowl||A flying undead owl that swoops upon players.|
|Devilon||A flying undead bat that commonly attacks in groups; a returning enemy from The House of the Dead.|
|Murrer||A worm-like creature that attacks with a lurching bite; appears in groups, and is either colored green or light-brown with stripes.|
Kageo J: Crawling half-bodied version of Kageo, which also has brown skin instead of dark-green one.
Buyo: A small parasite similar to Murrer. They reside in Peter-type zombies and will jump out at player(s) if Peter is not shot in the head.
Cocoon: Found only in the clock tower, they look like fat brown slugs.
Bouere: A frog-like zombie which appears only in Chapter 1 if player(s) will fail to save the first couple of survivors.
(non-canon names are marked with an asterisk)
|AMS Agents||AMS Agents turned into the undead after getting killed by zombies. They are really fast and performs kick attacks on the player(s).|
|Franklin||Returning from HoTD2, these cyborg zombies can appear out of nowhere and walk through walls to confront you with a punch.|
|Eric||Returning from HoTD2, these cyborg zombies are armed with dual pulse sabers on either hands|
|Lance||Returning from HoTD2, these small cyborg zombies can appear out of thin air, crawl on walls and ceilings and are armed with dual energy blades.|
*Lorenzo Series: Similar to the Mark series in House of the Dead 3, these are adaptable zombies found in most environments and like to attack in groups. These include:
1. *Josh: A zombie with a skinless right arm and exposed stomach and facial muscles.
2. *Riley: A green-skinned zombie in red pants with stripe-shaped scars all over its body.
3. *Tyler: A common zombie with tattoos on its body.
4. *Marcus: Similar to Tyler, but has a mohawk and no tattoos on its body. Appears only once in Chapter 1.
5. *Izzy: Similar to Marcus, but has a cracked torso.
*Trask: Brawny and burly zombie.
*Nathan: A zombie similar to Ken from House of the Dead 2. He crawls along the walls and uses claws to attack the player(s). He wears bandages on his head and forearms and sports climbing claws on his feet and hands.
*Graham: A zombie in a lab coat that clutches his head. Interestingly enough, he has nearly the same head model as Morris from the third game.
*Dennis: A zombie similar to Graham in behavior, wearing a junkie outfit.
*Frog: A frog-like zombie who appears in underground areas with water, using his tongue to attack the player(s). Appears in green and brown variants.
*Walter: Really large and with a big, stitched up belly, Walt will advance wobbly but fast on the player(s), sometimes he can throw steel drums at player(s).
*Alonzo: This zombie wears a welder's suit and mask, armed with a propane tank and a blowtorch.
*Harland: A blue-jacketed zombie.
*Shane: A zombie in a blue coat, who is similiar to Johnny from the second game and Jack from the third one. Wields dual exes he can use at close or far distance.
*Nelson: This small zombie wears a hobo-like outfit and uses knives to fight.
*Ben: A large muscular zombie with a vest, sometimes throws objects. Can also wield weapons.
*Otto: A brawny zombie in a green striped muscle shirt.
*Brandon: Brandon is a mutant zombie with large bat-like wings. He flies rather swiftly, but shouldn't be too hard to take down.
*Jeffrey: Jeffrey appears to be created from an office worker. He wears tattered clothes and a necktie. He also sports odd drawings on his hands.
*AMS Agent: The remnants of an AMS Agent. They act like Rogan Commandos from the third game.
*Norman: A zombie with metal gloves, who wears clothes which kinda look like policeman ones.
*Lance II: A metallic Cybrid Zombie who is an enhanced version of the Lance zombies from the second game. Only present in Goldman's building, they have cloaking abilities and hurl energy knives at player(s)
*Franklin II: Enhanced version of the Franklin zombies from the second game. Present only in Goldman's building.
*Eric II: Enhanced version of the Eric zombies from the second game. Present only in the Goldman building.
Ebitan: A rotting zombie covered in green sludge. In this games he comes in 4 variants: dark-green (resides in waters), light-green (resides in waters too and interestingly enough has some features of Ebitan C from the first game), white (resides in areas like big garbage containers) and brown (resides in areas with a lot of dirt).
Kageo: Skeletal zombie who usually appears in groups. There is also a half-bodied Kageo J variant
Murrer: Leech-like creatures.
Devilon: Zombified bats who often attack in large numbers.
[Note: All unmarked names are canon and taken from official sources. Names marked with an * are preliminary translations that are yet to be confirmed, and names marked with a ? are fillers yet to be confirmed}
|Mark I||A shirtless bald zombie with glowing red eyes and blue pants.|
|Mark II||A zombie in brown ragged pants with exposed part of his chest.|
|Rogan Commandos||Thomas Rogan's reanimated soldiers who were killed by zombies during their raid of the EFI Research Facility. They are extremely fast enemies, utilizing knives and kicks to attack.|
|Julie||AMS Agents turned into the undead after getting killed by zombies. They are really fast and performs kick attacks on the player(s).|
|Charles||A large shirtless zombie whose fat belly can withstand multiple bullets. Another variant exists with deep gray mottled skin, a different face, and higher endurance.|
|Azteca||A shirtless muscular zombie; attacks by swinging a steel frame or punching.|
|Raymond||A muscular zombie wielding a buzzsaw that deflects bullets.|
|Cain||A zombie-plant hybrid; attacks by swinging his vine-like arms.|
Mark Series: A series of zombies.
1. Mark I: A shirtless bald zombie with glowing red eyes and blue pants.
2. Mark II: A zombie in brown ragged pants with exposed part of his chest.
3. Mark III: A zombie with dark circles around his eyes and dark speckles on his body.
4. Mark IV: A zombie in a blue plaid shirt with pockets and blue cargo pants.
Frederick: An undead researcher or surgeon. They throw scalpels and move pretty fast. There is also a variant of Fredrick which uses orange clothes, surgeon mask and is speechless.Charles: A large fat zombie in red pants and torn shirt with scartch marks all over his body. Another variant of Charles comes with deep gray mottled skin, different face and a higher endurance.
Aztec: Muscular zombie which can also use an enormous steel frame.
Aztec II: A Zombie with a military haircut, looking like Guile from Street Fighter. He wears dog tags around his neck, military pants and boots which are identical to those worn by the Rogan Commandos, singlets which are torn at the bottom and fingerless gloves. The four differences of his pants is the lack of knee pads, the left side being intact (with the exception of the chapter 0 commando), the case attached on the right side and the pants not being folded in military style. He acts very similar to Azteca and uses four types of attacks. The first attack is to throw objects such as monitors or water drums. Once that is done or if he does not have any item to start with, he will use any one of the three attacks: lariat, punch or upper cut.
Kageo: A skeletal zombie. Kageo is weak and slow, but in groups he is dangerous.
Rogan Commandos: Rogan's soldiers turned into undead after getting killed by zombies in the building. They are really fast, making them one of the most dangerous zombies in the game. They will either use knives or kicks to attack the player.
Yukio: An elite Rogan Commando who was killed during "Chapter 0". He serves as a miniboss much later in the final chapter and can take far more damage. Interestingly enough, unlike the other zombies in the game he can talk, though it appears that he just says random phrases he once said when he was alive like "We are humanity's last hope!" and "That's for my buddies!".Raymond: Raymond appears to be some kind of an enhanced version of Johnny or Jack, being pretty muscular and having open muscles (and also skin missing from his face), wielding a buzzsaw and some sort of a stone piece he uses to sharpen it.
Cain: Cain is a mutant zombie who looks like Mark I or III, but has plant-like features like arms in the form of vines.
Julie: Undeadbuilding employee or scientist. It is strange that he has a feminine name, despite looking and sounding male, perhaps it can be a mistake.
Maurice: A zombie in blue clothes and skinless mouth who wears a huge axe.
Hugh: A bandaged small zombie with an impressive jumping ability who uses a fluorescent lamp or umbrella as a weapon.
Pico: Somewhat a reminiscent to the Mickey from the second game, this small zombies attacks player(s) with two knives.
Ebitan: A rotting zombie covered in green sludge as a result of being immersed in water for a lot of time.
Koebitan: A slightly smaller version of Ebitan which attacks in groups.
Jack: An double-axe wielding zombie, who is a copy of the Johnny zombies from the second game.
Barry: A small agile zombie with a maniacal hyena laugh, who is wielding an electrical cords connected to the small power box hanging from his neck.
Meetman: A very rare zombie that appears only once in one of the EFI Genome Ward versions. Motorman looks similar to Mark IV but with a bloodied or flayed face and shoes. According to the Japanese official guide, this zombie is actually a gag character of sorts, with his look directly based on an employee's party costume and makeup.Acid: Red dripping zombies that crawl on walls and ceilings.
Murrer: Leech-like creatures.
Devilon: Zombified bats that attack in groups.
Mokin: Zombified vultures often seen around corpses.
Petit: Groups of small beetles residing within the Bio Lab who attack in swarms.
Unlike the first four installments, the cast of zombies - or "mutants" as they're called in this game - almost completely consist of the zombified/mutated/infected residents of Bayou City rather than duplicates of the same reanimated corpses. THis is also the first HotD game to feature female zombies. These zombies range from common civilians, hospital workers, clowns, prison inmates, and law enforcers, varying from location to location. They are armed with knives, hammers, axes, sickles, saws, bottles, riot sticks and shields (police mutants/zombies only), their bare hands, body parts of dead mutants/zombies, and even their own bodies (Pukers only).
- Commoners: Once innocent townsfolk, these creatures are now affected by undeath.
1. Cade: He is the first zombie in a blue polo shirt and he wants to jump over the kitchen table.
2. Luke: He is the second zombie in a red plaid polo shirt. But he wants to eat him.
3. Bret: He is the third zombie in a green polo shirt and he wants to attack the people.
4. Leslie: She is the fourth zombie in a lavender t shirt. She is running over you.
5. Owen: He is the fifth zombie in a orange plaids and blue flannel lined jeans and he is coming over you.
- Doctors: Medical doctors who once cared for patients. Now they seek to do nothing more than to do you in.
- Nurses: The nurses prefer hypodermic needles to any other weapon.
- Surgeons: Ghouls in surgery attire who want to rip out the innards of whatever they find.
- Clowns: Undead clowns that somersault and bite their prey. They can also throw knives in the boss battle with Nigel and Sebastian.
- Ride Operators: The workers of the carnival.
- Football Players: The Bayou City Roosters: these jocks have a way of tackling and scoring touchdowns with your bodies!
- Prison Inmates: Undead criminals in orange prison clothes who appear in the jailhouse and on the train.
- Cops: The Bayou City police officers; wander around the city and wield nightsticks. Some of them use riot shields to block gunfire. In the Extended Cut, some models of cops appear in the slaughter house as guards, with a cap on their heads.
- Rage Mutants: Strong Mutants that run towards you and grab you. In the PS3 version, they are defeated by target shooting, and killed by an environmental weapon. In the Wii version, you must push them back or get bitten. Wrestling with them is only avoidable in the Wii version. They have a barcode tattooed in a pectoral and orange pants meaning they were inmates or test subjects of Formula X.
- Pukers: Mutants with bloated bellies that puke acid on you or explode. Do not shoot if they are close in the Wii version, you will be given a chance to wrestle with them. The description and behavior of the Pukers is similar to that of the Boomer series in Left 4 Dead. These mutants are filled with pus, acid, and blood. They can also accidentally harm other mutants.
- Spawnlings: Mutant babies who can crawl on the walls and attack by leaping at their prey head-on.
- Strippers: (Extended Cut only) "Entertainers" that worked in the Pink Pussycat.
- Bikers: (Extended Cut Only) Gang members who hang out at Mort's Saloon. They wear t-shirts with an image of a skull with a spade on the forehead.
- Slaughterhouse Workers: (Extended Cut only) Butchers that wander the factory looking for somebody to cut. They carry cleavers or knives.
- Flayed Mutants: (Extended Cut only) Mutants that appear in the slaughter without skin, revealing their muscles and the intestines.