DUDE is a corporation in the Grand Theft Auto series that specializes in powertools, heavy machinery and chemicals. The DUDE brand has appeared in multiple GTA games, such as Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, and Grand Theft Auto IV.
The DUDE name first appeared on a nailgun in GTA Vice City, originally to be used as a weapon but dropped during development. Although it was dropped, the beta weapon can still be seen in the game, hanging on the wall inside the tool shops. In GTA San Andreas, the DUDE brand appears on heavy machinery, including cranes, and controllable cement trucks and earth moving vehicles. In GTA IV, there is an abandoned DUDE Chemicals plant that can be found at the Acter Industrial Park in Alderney.
DUDE may be a spoof of construction companies, such as Caterpillar, but the name may be a parody of MAN. The current DUDE logo, which consists of a man lifting the word "DUDE" with some difficulty, first appeared in GTA San Andreas, and remained in use in GTA IV.
- A crane with the DUDE logo on it appeared in Manhunt 2 in the level Assassination.