How do i make good rain?

Please help! I want to make a good heavy rain system where the player can see rain in the distance too. I’ve seen many tutorial that all show the same thing, a rain system where you can only see the rain two inches from the players face. I want a result more like the images below. I want to be able to see the rain in the distance too, creating an almost opaque view.

Have approaches have you tried so far? Or are you starting from scratch?

I’ve tried using particle effects and an emitter but the results are always the same, I can only see rain two foot infront of me and that’s it. It could just be that I’m missing a setting or something but everything I try just doesn’t work.