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Redguard box art
Setting Stros M'Kai, Tamriel
Time Period 2E 864
Developer Bethesda Softworks
Release Date
14 November 1998[1][2][3]
Release Date
26 August 2015
Release Date
26 April 2022

The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard is a spin-off of the Elder Scrolls franchise set on the island of Stros M'Kai. Unlike the main series, Redguard is a third-person action-adventure game with no skills and a predefined player character.

Its story takes place after the defeat of Prince A'tor, the leader of the Crowns, and the subsequent Imperial occupation of Hammerfell. You play as Cyrus, a Redguard mercenary who travels to Stros M'Kai in search of his sister, Iszara, who disappeared three months prior under mysterious circumstances.

Redguard is available for download from and Steam.

Quest Information

  • Quests — A complete walkthrough for the main quest, including strategies and spoilers
  • Log — Possible entries in Cyrus' journal, where he notes important events and observations

Gameplay Information

  • Controls — A table of the various controls used to interact with the game
  • First Time Players — A concise guide for the Redguard newbie and veteran alike
  • Hints — A variety of gaming hints and tips regarding all aspects of the game
  • Ingredients — These can be combined with different items to create potions
  • Items — A catalog of all items in the game

World Information

  • Creatures — A list of creatures you may face in the game, along with statistics and combat strategies
  • Factions — Factions that play a major role in the story, some of which you might end up joining or fighting
  • Maps — Officially released and in-game maps
  • NPCs — Listing of all non-player characters in the game
  • Places — A detailed map of the island of Stros M'Kai, displaying all points of interest

Technical Information

  • Glide Differences — Graphical differences between regular software renderer and Glide 3D acceleration versions
  • Installation Guide — A step-by-step guide how to get the game running on a modern day Windows XP system in Glide mode
  • Running Under DOSBox — A detailed guide to playing Redguard on DOSBox under a modern operating system, including Windows, macOS, and Linux
  • Technical Tips — Reference material concerning undocumented features and the like

Mods and Modding

Previews and Reviews

  • Concept Art — Archive of concept art released for the game
  • Features — A list of the in-game features, as promised and published
  • Official FAQ — The official FAQ from Bethesda Softworks, answering many of the most commonly asked questions
  • Screenshots — Stunning in-game images captured for your viewing pleasure

Miscellaneous Information

  • Cheats — Ways to achieve success that take advantage of exploits
  • Console — Information and list of commands for the in-game console
  • Command Line Arguments — Information and list of commands that can be passed into the executable before launch
  • Credits — All of the people who worked on the game
  • Easter Eggs — Funny, out of place, or reference-related non-bug findings
  • Glitches — A list of the known in-game errors, and means of working around them
  • Loading Screens — Images that appear while the game loads
  • The Origin of Cyrus! — Comic book only included with first editions of the game, now available for free from the official Elder Scrolls website
  • The Redguard Companion — Official hint and strategy guide for Redguard

Redguard Websites

See Also


  1. ^ "What's in Stores Next Week". Game Center. Retrieved 4 May 2022.
  2. ^ "Old Updates". Unofficial Elder Scrolls Pages. Retrieved 4 May 2022.
  3. ^ "Redguard Help - wont load". Retrieved 4 May 2022.