I'm not 100% sure what you mean by "survival games", since there's a huge difference between say, survival horror or a survival "sim" style game. But you said RPG in your title, so what immediately jumps to mind is the Fallout series. The more recent ones (Fallout 3 and New Vegas) are 3D, but the old Fallout 1 and 2 are 2D RPGs.
Terraria is what comes to my mind. It'snot really an RPG but you can find/make armor that will boost all your stats and theres potions and dungeons and all that good stuff. It's a survival game for sure I just don't know so muh about an RPG.