DUDE is a corporation in the Grand Theft Auto series known to be specialized in the manufacture of power tools, heavy machinery and chemicals. The DUDE brand has surfaced in multiple GTA games, including Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Grand Theft Auto IV.
The DUDE name first appeared, albeit in beta form, on a nailgun originally to be used as a weapon in GTA Vice City, but the gun was dropped during development. In GTA San Andreas, the DUDE name appears primarily on heavy machinery, including cranes, controllable cement trucks, and other earth moving vehicles. In GTA IV, an abandoned DUDE Chemicals plant can be found in Acter Industrial Park, Alderney.
DUDE may be a spoof of construction companies such as Caterpillar, and 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.
|Image||Vehicle||Style||Based on (3D Universe)||Notes|
The Cement Truck in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
|Cement Truck||Large Truck||International Harvester S-2500|
The Dozer in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
|Dozer||Construction Truck||An unidentified Bulldozer||Manufactured by HVY in GTA V.|
The Dumper in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
|Dumper||Construction Truck||Caterpillar 773|
The Crane in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
|Crane||Dock crane||Dock Cranes|
|Image||Weapon||Style||Based on (3D Universe)||Notes|
The Nailgun in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.
- A crane with the DUDE logo also appeared in Manhunt 2 in the level Assassination.
- DUDE was replaced by HVY in the HD Universe.
- NAG, another company in GTA San Andreas that manufactures heavy machinery.
- Brute, a prominent heavy machinery company and vehicle manufacturer from the HD Universe.