A score victory occurs when no civilization has achieved any other victory by the end of the game. In this case the civilization with the overall highest score will win.
A game lasts until the year 2050, or 500 turns on a standard game. A Score victory merely means that a player's civilization survived to the end of the game, and perhaps outlasted other leaders. This victory is least satisfying, although completing it on a high difficulty is still a challenge. While with other victories players may try to win the game earlier, with this victory, players are judged based on a variety of scoring factors and that is all. Controlling many Wonders, completing Research up to Future Tech and having a high population should all be heavily considered if a player wants to set a new high score for themselves.
The following factors affect a player's score: