List of fictional humanoid species in video games

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This is a list of fictional humanoid species originating in video games, and is subsidiary to the list of fictional humanoid species. It is a collection of various notable humanoid species that are featured in video games, including arcade games, personal computer games, or console games.

Species Game Notes
Argonians The Elder Scrolls Lizard people that live in a large swamp called the Black Marsh. Are capable of breathing in water and have developed immunity to certain diseases.
Asari Mass Effect A monogendered, feminine race capable of reproducing with members of any other species.
Cabal Destiny A militaristic species of rhinoceros-like aliens that spans an entire empire.
Darkspawn Dragon Age
Devil Jin Tekken
Draconian Dragonlance
Drell Mass Effect A reptilian race from an arid homeworld.
Drow Dungeons & Dragons A dark-skinned humanoid fey race that live beneath the earth.
Duergar Dungeons & Dragons
Dwarves Dungeons & Dragons Short, humanoid people
Eliksni Destiny Also known as "Fallen", The Eliksni are a four-armed race of nomads that were reduced from their former glory.
Elves Dungeons & Dragons A race of long-lived, ever youthful race of humanoids with various subraces. They are often admired by other races for their grace and skillful grasp of magic.
Flind Dungeons & Dragons Related to a gnoll.
Gerudo The Legend of Zelda A race consisting of mostly woman who are fighting warriors
Gnoll Dungeons & Dragons Bloodthirsty humanoid hyenas that devoutly worship a demon lord.
Gnomes Dungeons & Dragons
Goblins Dungeons & Dragons
Goron The Legend of Zelda Rock-eating giants capable of tolerating extreme heat. Well known for their crafting and metalsmithing abilities.
Geth Mass Effect A race of processing-power-sharing AI programs created by the quarians that utilise humanoid "mobile platforms" for labour and combat.
Guado Final Fantasy X
Halflings Dungeons & Dragons
Hive Destiny An ancient race, led by Oryx (and his son Crota), that took the Moon from humans in The Collapse.
Hobgoblins Dungeons & Dragons
Hylian Legend of Zelda A race of elf-like humans
Kenku Dungeons & Dragons Bird-like, flightless, humanoid creatures.
Kerbals Kerbal Space Program A race of comically inept but enthusiastic little green men apparently entirely devoted to advancing their space program.
Khajiit The Elder Scrolls A species that resemble the feline family. Excel in skills such as thieving and sneaking
Kobolds Dungeons & Dragons Aggressive, xenophobic, yet industrious small humanoid creatures, kobolds are noted for their skill at building traps and preparing ambushes.
Kokiri Legend of Zelda Diminutive, childlike sprites created by the Great Deku Tree. Each Kokiri is accompanied by a guardian fairy that acts as a friend and teacher for them throughout life.
Korok The Legend of Zelda Wooden bodied forest sprites that wear leaves as masks. Their bodies are extremely light and capable of flight using helicopter-like sprouts and stems.
Krogan Mass Effect A belligerent dinosaur-like race from a fiercely competitive native ecology.
Kuo-toa Dungeons & Dragons Fish-like monstrous humanoids that dwell in the Underdark, and in the sea.
Leonin Magic: The Gathering
Loxodon Magic: The Gathering
Moogles Final Fantasy series
Nezumi-bito Magic: The Gathering
Night Elves Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos A race of elves that have the ability to become invisible in the darkness of the night.
Orcs Dungeons & Dragons
Orochi-bito Magic: The Gathering
Protheans Mass Effect An extinct predecessor race who are thought to have created many of the technological relics on which the modern galaxy's society is based.
Protoss StarCraft The Protoss are depicted as a physically strong species with access to advanced psionic abilities.
Quarians Mass Effect A nomadic species who wear environmental suits to compensate for a weakened immune system.
Qunari Dragon Age Giant, metallic skinned, and horned people whose name comes from their religious text, the Qun.
Rito The Legend of Zelda A race of bird-like humans possibly an evolved version of the Zoras.
Ronso Final Fantasy X A species of blue furred, lion-like humanoids.
Rayman's species Rayman A species of limbless humanoids.
Salarian Mass Effect A short-lived, quick-witted amphibian species.
Selkies Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles
Sheikah The Legend of Zelda A race/tribe of sneaky warriors who are known as the 'Shadow People'.
Soratami Magic: The Gathering
Tarkatans Mortal Kombat Baraka and Mileena are Tarkatans
Toad Super Mario Bros.
Thri-kreen Dungeons & Dragons Mantis warriors. One of the primary player character races of the Dark Sun campaign setting.
Troglodytes Dungeons & Dragons
Twili The Legend of Zelda A race of people who are the descendants of the Interlopers from Twilight Princess.
Turian Mass Effect An avian race covered in a distinctive metallic carapace.
Vedalken Magic: The Gathering
Vex Destiny An ancient race of semi-organic machines linked by Vex Minds
Viashino Magic: The Gathering
Volus Mass Effect A rotund, diminutive race adapted to a high-pressure greenhouse atmosphere and ammonia-based biochemistry, thus forcing them to wear special environment suits to survive in human-compatible conditions.
Vorcha Mass Effect A short-lived, violent species capable of unparalleled adaptive abilities.
Yukes Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles
Zerg StarCraft Zerg strive for genetic perfection by assimilating "worthy" races into their own, creating numerous different strains of Zerg.
Zora The Legend of Zelda Amphibious merpeople, known for their grace and intelligence.