Rise and Fall: Civilizations at War is a real-time strategy game developed by both Stainless Steel Studios and Midway Games; it was released on June 12, 2006. The game incorporates segments of both third-person and first-person shooter gameplay, by allowing the player to temporarily control a "hero". Rise and Fall is based in the first millennium BC, and features four playable civilizations: Persia, Greece, Egypt, and Rome. The game includes over eighty civilization-unique military units, as well as eight "hero" units—of which only one may be purchased during a game. In Rise and Fall, there are two campaigns: one follows the conquests of Alexander the Great; and the other, the fictional liberation of Egypt by Cleopatra.
A easy installer for Rise & Fall Civilizations at War - Multiplayer (Does not require the game to be installed, this is standalone)
This installer will allow you to play Rise and Fall in multiplayer without applying any patch and to download way less since its just 900mb because the singleplayer was deleted
If your lenguage is italian then you should download the italian patch at Moddb.com