Ehrgeiz is a fighting video game developed by Dream Factory and released by Namco as a coin-operated arcade game and by Squaresoft as a PlayStation home game in 1998.

Ehrgeiz differs from most 3-D fighters by drawing heavily from the concepts of wrestling videogames, which allow free 360-degree movement and do not require fighters to be facing each other at all times. This restricts the camera to a more or less fixed position, zooming in and out with the action, but not tracking around the arena as would be common in most other 2-D and 3-D fighting games.

Perhaps the most noteworthy feature of the game is the inclusion of characters from Final Fantasy VII. Cloud, Tifa, Sephiroth, Yuffie, and Vincent are playable fighters, although some must be unlocked by various means.

Ehrgeiz is also the name of Zell Dincht's most powerful weapon in Final Fantasy VIII.

Ehrgeiz was scored by Nobuo Uematsu, the composer for the Final Fantasy video game series.

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