According to public Agency files; Cell is a terrorist organization and a main antagonist in Crackdown 2. It was created by Catalina Thorne, by manipulating the distressed citizens of Pacific City. Knowing that citizens were starting to lose faith in The Agency's promises, Catalina Thorne led hate rallies against The Agency, recruiting some of Pacific City's most dangerous criminals along the way, presumably leftover members of the previous gangs that terrorized Pacific City.
What started off as "hate rallies" soon escalated into rioting and violence against the Peacekeepers and The Agency, to the point where The Cell established themselves as a key threat to Pacific City's safety. The cell are a force to be reckoned with and have a very strong foot hold in Pacific city. One way to start eliminating them from an area would be to capture their Tactical locations.
Catalina states regret at the actions of her followers, and does not claim responsibility for a variety of terrorist attacks on the Agency, and Pacific City.
The Cell will get stronger as you level up your skills, as will the freaks. They will begin with meer physcopaths that even simply hitting the Agent satisfies their craze and as soon as the Agency gains a foothold in taking back the city, the Cell will get more desperate, fielding even more powerful equipment and off-course deploying their more hardened veterns who know running blazingly into gunfire is an unwise choice.
In terms of vehicles; the Cell use vehicles outfitted with scrap metal armor with bigger vehicles becoming better plated. Veteran players will notice the use of former gang vehicles, the Muscle Car and J-Car from Los Muertes, the APC from the Volk, and the Six Wheeled SUV of Shai Gen. The Cell posses no aircraft of their own, to respond to the new Agency Helicopter Division, they react by possessing a lethal set of anti-aircraft defenses to minimise the immediate and freedom to deploy peacekeepers into their strongholds. Only Gabriel Throne was the only known source to use a stolen Agency Helicopter.
Cell, like the Agency and Freaks, can deploy intensifying responses against Agents who inflict heavy casualties of their own. Cell have been seen deploying heavily armed hit squads, minigun and rocket launcher bearing cars and turret mounted flat-backs, just to directly annihilate their biggest threats.
In the The Toy Box DLC, players can deploy them via the cheats menu in Keys to the City.
Poorly equipped and lessly trained than their organised police counterparts, Cell come in overwhelming numbers and by rank, are given better weapons, some being stolen Agency weaponary.
- SMG Soldier (Threat: 2/10 - Weaponry: Ingalls XGS, Grenade)
- Shotgun Soldier (Threat: 3/10 - Weaponry: Demp 90-A, Grenade)
- Assault Soldier (Threat: 5/10 - Weaponry: Ingalls AL-107, Grenade)
- LMG Soldier (Threat: 7/10 - Weaponry: Mach HMG-120, Shrapnel Grenade)
- Sniper Soldier (Threat: 7/10 - Weaponry: Sniper SX-1A, Shrapnel Grenade)
- Minigunner (Threat: 8.5/10 - Weaponry: Turret Machine Gun)
- Grenade Launcher Soldier (Threat: 8.5/10 - Weaponry: Grenade Launcher, Shrapnel Grenade)
- Rocket Launcher Soldier (Threat: 8.5/10 - Weaponry: Rocket Launcher, Cluster Grenade)
- Homing Launcher Soldier (Threat: 10/10 - Weaponry: Homing Launcher, Cluster Grenade)